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


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




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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