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Navy To Increase Sonar Testing Despite Signs That It Harms Marine Life

Navy To Increase Sonar Testing Despite Signs That It Harms Marine Life | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The U.S. Navy plans to increase sonar testing over the next five years, even as research it funded reveals that the loud noise could disturb marine life.
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RTSea Blog: keeping an eye on Nature: Puget Sound Orca Fatality: Canadian naval exercises may be a root cause

RTSea Blog: keeping an eye on Nature: Puget Sound Orca Fatality: Canadian naval exercises may be a root cause | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is conducting an investigation into the death of an Orca, aka Killer Whale, that was found bruised and bleeding on a Washington state shoreline in early February. Test are being conducted to determine the exact cause of death but one likely candidate, according to several whale conservation groups, is Canadian naval war games - including the use of underwater sonar - that took place nearby just a few days prior to the orca washing ashore at Puget Sound.

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