Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Navy Sonar Harms Whales

Follow-up on post a few days ago about the oceans getting dangerously noisy. In addition to changes in oceanic chemistry (specifically, greater acidity) allowing greater transmission of human sounds, there is simply more sound. One of the foremost sound sources — the US Navy. The NRDC has a report on Navy Sonar harming whales. Today, October 8th, the Supreme Court heard arguments in case brought by the NRDC to challenge the Navy's adherence to the law. NPR's Nina Totenberg covered this. See also the Los Angeles Times | National Geographic | Nature | the BBC.

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