25 Dec '14, 11pm

Defiant #Navy Releases Report that Shows Testing Could Kill Hundreds of #Whales and #Dolphins #Inhabitat #SeaShepherd

The Navy conducted their research in preparation for an application to the National Marine Fisheries Service to allow testing in these waters . By the Navy’s estimations, their live simulations could kill 186 whales and dolphins off of the east coast, and 155 near Hawaii and southern California. Serious injuries for mammals off the east coast could number upwards of 11,267 with 1.89 million minor problems. Changes in behavior, such as disorientation and swimming in the wrong direction, are estimated to reach 20 million occurrences. For southern California and Hawaii, serious injuries are projected to hit 2,039, minor injuries, while 7.7 million instances of behavioral shifts are expected.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/defiant-navy-releases-report-that-sh...

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