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  1. #1
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    May 2013
    over the rainbow

    Thumbs down Navy admits hundreds of dolphins will die as a result of underwater explosives


    Navy admits hundreds of dolphins will die as a result of underwater explosives training over the next five years...but they don't plan to do anything about it

    The East Coast, Hawaii, Southern California, and Gulf Coasts will all see hundreds of whale and dolphin deaths

    The Navy also expects about 11,000 serious injuries to the creatures, as determined by a study submitted to the National Marine Fisheries Service

    Off the East Coast, there could be 11,267 serious injuries and 1.89 million minor injuries like temporary hearing loss. The reports said the testing and training might also cause marine mammals to change their behavior – such as swimming in a different direction – in 20 million instances.

    Off Hawaii and Southern California, the reports said that the naval activities may cause 2,039 serious injuries, 1.86 million temporary injuries and 7.7 million instances of behavioral change.

    But Michael Jasny, senior policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the Navy was underestimating the effect its activities on marine mammals.
    These smaller disruptions short of death are themselves accumulating into something like death for species and death for populations,’ Jasny said.

    Find another way to train. We have these big brains for a reason......not to ruin the rest of the world for every living thing. IMVHO, MOO, IMO blah, blah, blah. Yes, I understand the soldiers. There really has to be another way. Seriously.

    If we kill everything on the planet training for and fighting wars, what is really going to be left to fight over anyway????

    A penny wise and a pound foolish.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    It's disgusting!

    Nosy by Nature and a Websleuther by choice

  3. #3
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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY
    "Ah! what are our creeds, and how do we hope do be saved?" as Herman Melville wrote.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Solent Green comes to mind.

    Nosy by Nature and a Websleuther by choice

  5. #5
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    Aug 2010
    New England
    We seem intent on killing everything, human or non, with our weapons...
    “Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all." -Abp Oscar Romero

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