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Question

How does the Navy protect marine mammals when training or testing at sea?

Answer

The Navy takes aggressive steps to protect marine species when conducting our training and testing. Examples include: 1) Using qualified lookouts to search for marine life in the vicinity of training/testing events 2) Reducing power or securing active sonar when marine mammals get within the established buffer zones 3) Establishing protective mitigation zones around detonations 4) Maneuvering a vessel to avoid close interactions with marine mammals/endangered species

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Created at 12/18/2012 1:13 PM by Chris Pike
Last modified at 12/18/2012 1:13 PM by Chris Pike
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