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Bush decision on sonar a blow for whales

Bush decision on sonar a blow for whales

作者:司膨亻  时间:2019-03-01 06:07:00  人气:

(Image: stock.xchng) IT’S not quite full speed ahead and damn the whales, but this week President Bush has given the US navy special dispensation to use sonar in training exercises off the southern California coast, in spite of restrictions imposed by a district court judge to protect marine mammals. At issue are mid-frequency sonars, which have been linked to whale strandings and deaths, but which the navy considers essential for spotting ultra-quiet diesel-powered submarines. Earlier this month,