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The 1,796-Page Report Navy Releases Extensive Marine Impact Study

Animals  (tags: marine mammals, whales, dolphins, porpoises, navy, sonar, danger, beaching, protection )

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The 1,796-page report examines potential harm to animals from sonar and training exercises. Critics continue to say the military's safeguards don't go far enough.


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Past Member (0)
Monday April 7, 2008, 9:25 pm
The report estimates Navy training exercises could expose 94,370 marine mammals each year to sonar frequencies loud enough to alter their behavior, potentially injuring or killing as many as 30 marine mammals, including two gray whales, one blue whale, one sperm whale, 11 dolphins and 15 harbor seals.

The Navy's computer models show that 817 marine mammals would be hit with pressure from underwater blasts from explosives.

Of those, 36 would suffer slight injuries, and 12, mostly dolphins and sea lions, would probably be severely injured or killed.

Ariel SunDolphin (276)
Monday April 7, 2008, 9:33 pm
Thanks Isil.

. (0)
Tuesday April 8, 2008, 6:02 am
I believe that these reports minimize the full effects of the sonar on marine life and the ocean's ecosystem and that the destruction is more far reaching than Navy reports show.

Noted with thanks, Isil.
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