SONAR and marine mammal deaths – 10/17/2005

  • November 22, 2013 at 3:14 am #1062

    — In, “Bridget” <bcolemanconroy8>

    Hi All
    The Navy may well be correct in their assertion:” “”The Navy said
    the exercise was probably too far away to have harmed the whales.””
    Given the numbers of animal death anomalies from coast to coast here
    in the usa as well as reported in various parts of Europe, I’d put
    my money on Weather Modification aka chemtrails as the culprit.
    Navy again sued over sonar and whales
    Activists allege marine mammals hurt by mid-frequency sound waves

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Environmentalists sued the Navy on Wednesday,
    claiming that a widely used form of sonar for detecting enemy
    submarines disturbs and sometimes kills whales and dolphins.
    The sonar “is capable of flooding thousands of square miles of ocean
    with dangerous levels of noise pollution,” according to the lawsuit
    filed in federal court in Los Angeles.

    The Navy settled a similar lawsuit two years ago by agreeing to
    limit the peacetime use of experimental low-frequency sonar.
    The new lawsuit, by the Natural Resources Defense Council and other
    plaintiffs, seeks a court order to curb mid-frequency sonar, the
    most common method of detecting enemy submarines.
    NRDC spokesman Daniel Hinerfeld said the plaintiffs recognize the
    Navy’s need to detect enemies, but “there are all sorts of simple
    practices you can take to minimize the impact of sonar on whales and
    other marine life.”

    The environmentalists want the Navy to use harmless passive sonar —
    listening for sounds made by marine mammals themselves — to locate
    the animals before using mid-frequency sonar. They also want the
    Navy to avoid migration and calving areas and to turn on sonar
    systems gradually so that the animals have time to flee.
    Navy spokesman Lt. William Marks said the Navy already is doing many
    of the things demanded in the suit.

    The lawsuit blames the Navy for the January stranding and deaths of
    at least 37 whales on North Carolina’s Outer Banks after a mid-
    frequency sonar exercise. The Navy said the exercise was probably
    too far away to have harmed the whales.

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