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Stop using Sonar and explosives

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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U.S Navy
I just signed the following petition addressed to: U.S Navy.

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Stop using Sonar and explosives

Sonar causes 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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Sincerely,