Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lethal Navy Sonar Targets Whales

The U.S. Navy wants to put a training range for lethal mid-frequency sonar next to a key migratory route for endangered right whales -- off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Click here to to tell the Navy not to put its proposed sonar range next to the right whale's migratory route.


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes. with you all the way. anyone seen the new film by artist Matthew Barney? He was able to film on the Nissin Maru, the leading ship of the Japanese whaling fleet...instead of killing whales he hired the ship and its crew to make art. a neat inverstion.

jules.
http://www.julespaxton.com/

CyberCelt said...

Jules-thank you for stopping by. Do you have a blog on your site? I could not find it.

Ellen said...

I think this is dumb they know what they are going to do to the Whales, and for what soome sonar info?

CyberCelt said...

@ellen-They know it will kill and maim the sea mammals. They just do not care.

CAPT Conrad Chun said...

Sonar is not killing whales. These discussions need to be based on science, not emotion. For factual information, go to:

http://www.whalesandsonar.navy.mil/

CAPT Conrad Chun
US Fleet Forces Command

CyberCelt said...

@captain chun-The Navy Marine Protection Efforts that the Navy details in the fact sheet (whalesandsonar.navy.mil/documents/
Sonar_Marine_Mammal%20_Fact_Sheet.pdf)
were adopted AFTER environmental groups sued the Navy in October 2005.

Plaintiffs included Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of French oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

Under the agreement, the US navy agreed not to use the sonar within 40 nautical kilometers (25 nautical miles) of the newly established Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument.

Navy sailors must also use underwater microphones to listen for marine mammals and report their presence, and conduct aerial surveillance for the animals during sonar drills.

The navy must also have one dedicated person and three others watching for whales from each of its ships during all sonar drills.

Get your facts straight, sir.

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