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Stop using Sonar and explosives

    1. Justine Caballero
    2. Petition by

      Justine Caballero

      Grand Prairie, TX

The numbers are in the Navy's new draft environmental impact statement for exercises planned from 2014-2018. In it, the Navy says that, under its preferred alternative, sonar training and testing might unintentionally harm marine mammals 2.8 million times a year over five years  :http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/11/11659008-navy-raises-sonar-impact-on-dolphins-whales-dramatically?lite © 2012 NBCNews.com By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com

Given the extreme importance of sound to many cetaceans, researchers speculated that the noise from the sonar may have been directly or indirectly responsible; the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) noted that:

Many of these beached whales have suffered physical trauma, including bleeding around the brain, ears and other tissues and large bubbles in their organs. These symptoms are akin to a severe case of "the bends" -- the illness that can kill scuba divers who surface quickly from deep water. Scientists believe that the mid-frequency sonar blasts may drive certain whales to change their dive patterns in ways their bodies cannot handle, causing debilitating and even fatal injuries.

http://news.discovery.com/animals/navy-sonar-scares-whales-110323.html ,Copyright © 2012 Discovery Communications, LLC. The number-one nonfiction media company,Analysis by Kieran Mulvaney
Wed Mar 23, 2011 07:21 AM ET

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    • Jan Cohee WELLINGTON, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      These are gods creatures and deserve to be on this earth as much as we do..These are gorgeous animals, they are smart and good for the ocean..Please quit murdering these gorgeous animals for your pleasure!

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    • Patty Shenker LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      The Navy should be ashamed at the harm & suffering & deaths they are causing to our magnificent marine animals. They are not our enemies and it is wrong & really disgraces the Navy by doing this sonar slaughter.

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    • ice TAZ SUŠICE, CZECH REPUBLIC
      • about 2 years ago

      SAVE THE NATURE

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    • Ruth Villarreal DENTON, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Without whales, shark population will grow rampantly, and then fishing will be a major problem. As humans, we need fish so that we can have food. However, we might be having fish population problems if the whales keep dieing off.

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    • David Siegel NEWARK, DE
      • about 2 years ago

      The importance of our marine mammals and oceans is critical to the human survival on earth. If we keep killing harmless creatures on earth we will distort our plant and make it uninhabitable for mankind. Mans fight for power and control or protection against each other will kill us all.

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