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    The Navy Knows Sonar Will Hurt and Kill Dolphins, Plans on It Anyway

    10/4/2013 Care2.com The Navy Knows Sonar Will Hurt and Kill Dolphins, Plans on It Anyway Navy Response (10/11/13) I’m a public affairs officer with the U.S. Navy. I want to point out that the headline above, while scary to read, is inaccurate. Based on over […]

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    Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Whales, Dolphins From Deadly Navy Sonar in Pacific

    12/22/13 Santa Barbra Independent Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Whales, Dolphins From Deadly Navy Sonar in Pacific Navy Response (12/24/13) I’m a Navy public affairs officer. There are many inaccurate statements in this piece. Here are a few of them: 1. Sonar has never “exploded the […]

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    Navy Sonar Plan Riles Protectors of Whales

    12/23/13 OC Weekly Navy Sonar Plan Riles Protectors of Whales Navy Response (12/24/13) Several of the statements in the article titled, “Navy Sonar Plan Riles Protectors of Whales” are inaccurate and/or require clarification. 1. The estimates of marine mammals that may be affected by Navy […]

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    Balcomb wants to know if young orca was bombed

    3/16/12 Puget Sounds Blogs Balcomb wants to know if young orca was bombed Navy Response (3/22/12) I’m a public affairs officer with the Navy’s Energy and Environmental Readiness Division. The U.S. Navy did not conduct any training with sonar, bombs or explosives in the Pacific […]

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    Marine Mammals and the Navy’s 5-Year Plan

    10/11/12 New York Times Marine Mammals and the Navy’s 5-Year Plan Navy Response (10/11/12) Contrary to “Marine Mammals and the Navy’s 5-Year Plan” (editorial, some editions, Oct. 12), the Navy hasn’t been “forced to acknowledge” anything with respect to the potential damage done by sonar. […]

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    Navy Training, Testing and Marine Mammals: Focus on the Facts

    3/26/13 Navy Live Navy Training, Testing and Marine Mammals: Focus on the Facts Navy Blog Post (3/26/13) The Navy is renewing authorizations that will enable us to continue to train and test live sonar and explosives at sea for another five years (2019). The process […]

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    Navy Remains Committed to Responsible Marine Mammal Research

    6/8/13 Navy Live Navy Remains Committed to Responsible Marine Mammal Research Navy Blog Post (6/8/13) President Obama recently issued a proclamation that declared June 2013 as National Oceans Month. Among other things, the proclamation recognizes the vital role the oceans play in supporting our economy, […]

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    Navy and Marine Life: Environmental Permits to Enable Vital Training and Testing

    8/30/13 Navy Live Navy and Marine Life: Environmental Permits to Enable Vital Training and Testing Navy Blog Post (8/30/13) Today, the Navy releases the final environmental impact statements that will allow us to continue training and testing in the waters off the Atlantic and Pacific […]

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    Navy Should Find Alternatives To Threatening Endangered Species

    12/27/13 Sacramento Bee Navy Should Find Alternatives To Threatening Endangered Species Navy Response (12/31/13) I’m a Navy public affairs officer. There are some points in the 27 December editorial titled, “Navy Should Find Alternatives To Threatening Endangered Species” that need clarification. 1. While the Navy […]

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    Navy and Marine Mammals: Fact vs. Myth

    The U.S. Navy is a responsible steward of the marine environment. While it is impossible to guarantee that our activities at sea will have zero impacts on marine life, the Navy works closely with environmental regulatory agencies (National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

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