09 Jul '12, 6pm

Join 100s of 1000s Asking the #Navy to Protect #Whales and #Dolphins from Deadly Training, Testing

There’s only one piece of news in the world of whales this week that I’m focusing on – the comment deadline (tomorrow, July 10) on the Navy’s plans for training and testing activities in Southern California and Hawaii and along the Atlantic Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico from 2014 to 2019. The Navy’s own estimates of harm paint a picture of unprecedented carnage: 33 million instances of “take” (“take” means any harm that ranges from a significant behavioral impact, like habitat abandonment, to death), including more than 5 million instances of temporary hearing loss, more than 15,000 instances of permanent hearing loss, almost 9,000 lung injuries, and more than 1,800 deaths from the use of sonar and explosives over the five-year period. It’s an unprecedented story of devastation that is leading hundreds of thousands to take a stand against the Navy’s plans. Over 400,000 p...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/zsmith/this_week_in_wha...

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