Each year thousands of whales and dolphins wash up on the world’s beaches either dead or dying but the cause of death is unknown. The bodies of these dead whales and dolphins are horribly bruised and beaten but mysteriously no bones inside the whales and dolphins are broken. So what killed these whales and dolphins? The answer might be Navy Sonar exercises. Several of these exercises and their deadly aftermath have been recorded. Here is a brief list.
Bahamas – March 2000
Canary Islands – November 1988, October 1989, December 1991, September 2002, July 2004
Washington State – May 2003
North Carolina – January 2005
Japan – Ten Stranding’s Since 1960
Greece – May 1996
US Virgin Islands – October 1999
Portugal – May 2000
Brazil – June-October 2002
Gulf of California – September 2002
Hawaii – July 1998, July 2004
Italy – May 1963
Tasmainia – October 2005
Spain – January 2006
United Kingdom – June 2006, September 2012
But it isn’t just the Navy hurting whales and dolphins with sound.
Up in Alaska Shell Oil uses compressed air guns to search for oil beneath the sea floor. This practice kills whales and dolphins and is just as damaging as the high frequency sonar used by the Navy. So sign this petition and tell the US Navy and Shell Oil to quit there deadly acoustic practices!
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- The US Navy, US Department of Defense, Shell Oil
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The US Navy, US Department of Defense, Shell Oil.
We the undersigned respectfully ask the US Navy and Shell Oil to stop testing powerful acoustic devices near whales and dolphins.
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