March 21, 2005

3/21 - Navy to Enviros: Sure would like to avoid blasting marine mammals with sound, but...

Here's a good article in the Seattle P.I. about the losing battle over limiting sound damage of marine mammals. And here's an excerpt that pretty much tells why:

The Navy said it is committed to mitigating the potential effects of sonar on marine mammals, but active sonar is the only means of detecting modern diesel submarines, considered a serious threat to national security.


Marine mammal strandings: Increasingly linked to sonic disturbances.

Posted by Randy Olson at March 21, 2005 02:10 AM

Can't we just use the Marine Mammals to detect the subs thereby eliminating the need for this sonar?

Posted by: Keys Treasures at March 21, 2005 03:49 PM

That is brilliant and you just made me a fan of your blog.

Posted by: Randy Olson at March 21, 2005 04:07 PM