VIA 1,000,000 Strong Against Offshore Drilling
Liked · 28 February
MILITARY MIGHT VS. MARINE MAMMALS ?
The U.S. Department of Defense has given the U.S. Navy permission to cover 70% of the Earth’s oceans with their sonar systems! The Navy’s training plans threaten entire populations of marine wildlife off the East Coast, Southern California, Hawaii and the Gulf Coast. These include many of the world’s rare and endangered whale species, such as blue whales, fin whales and North Atlantic right whales, which are barely clinging to survival.
High-intensity sonar can deafen, injure and even kill marine mammals, and has caused numerous mass strandings and deaths of whales on beaches around the world.
“This mid-frequency sonar will bombard whales with noise so intense — up to 236 decibels — it can actually cause their internal organs to hemorrhage. It’s distressing that the Navy refuses to put common-sense precautions in place that could protect whales during routine training — especially because taking such steps would in no way compromise our military readiness. Whales should not have to suffer or die for military practice.”
— Pierce Brosnan, Actor and NRDC Member
We can put a halt to the injury and death of whales, dolphins, seals and other marine mammals by bringing our voices together on this issue.
TAKE ACTION – SIGN & SHARE the links below:
1. Tell the National Marine Fisheries Service to reject the Navy’s irresponsible plan and put safeguards in place that will protect marine animals without compromising military readiness.
2. Tell the California Coastal Commission to minimize harm to marine mammals and put areas with high concentrations of marine mammals off-limits to the Navy’s sonar and explosives. Safeguarding marine mammals during routine training and testing will not compromise military readiness.
Email the Coastal Commission:
re: Agenda# CD-008-13 (Navy, Southern California)
Attend the March 2013 Hearing:
Date & Time: Friday, March 8th, 2013, 8:30 AM
Location: The Bahia Resort Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
NRDC video: http://tinyurl.com/dx5grdh
Image credit: NRDC
“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.”
— Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi