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07/18/2016

RT 7-16-16 “US Navy ordered to protect whales by lowering sonar levels”

Filed under: Uncategorized — by unityoness2013 @ 7:59 am

Good.

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rt_cube_logo_150_26whale_breaching_reuters_240_1This seems very significant… or at least a step in the positive direction of protecting our planet’s cetacean family.

“According to the decision by the Ninth US Circuit Court in San Francisco on Friday, US officials wrongly allowed the Navy to use sonar at levels that harmed marine mammals, and the Navy would have to scale back low-frequency sonar in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as the Mediterranean Sea, under authority granted in 2012.

“Environmentalists argued the artificial underwater noise like sonar can cause hearing loss in marine mammals, make them abandon habitats, and impede their ability to navigate, communicate, mate and catch prey. “The result is that a meaningful proportion of the world‘s marine mammal habitat is under-protected,” Judge Ronald Gould said in the 3-0 ruling, which would also set standards for future renewals of the program…

“The Navy argued there had never been any obvious…

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