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US Navy Seeks Authorization To Harm Whales And Dolphins

The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) – the federal agency charged with protecting whales and dolphins – has announced its intentions to give the US Navy a series of permits that will allow the deaths of nearly 350 whales and dolphins from explosions, sonar, and collisions with ships during future military exercises.

Does Military Sonar Kill Marine Wildlife?

navy sonar A sonar device being lowered into the ocean by an anti-submarine squadron helicopter. Such devices generate slow-rolling sound waves topping out at around 235 decibels; the world’s loudest rock bands top out at only 130. Evidence shows that whales will swim hundreds of miles, rapidly change their depth, and even beach themselves to get away from the sounds of sonar. Image: U.S. NavyThe Best Science Writing Online 2012

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