Marine and Ocean Resources

U.S. Navy Sailors have a unique relationship with the oceans. Aboard ships for many months as we travel the globe year round to defend freedom, Sailors experience the power and beauty of the sea every day. We have great respect for the marine environment, and view it as a home worth protecting. Examples of our marine mammal and ocean resources-oriented initiatives include:

To learn more about how the Navy protects marine mammals, download the Marine Mammal Protection Brochure.

At times statements that appear in the press regarding the effects of sonar and other Navy training and testing activities on marine life require clarification and/or contain inaccuracies. Visit Navy and Marine Mammals: Fact vs. Myth to read Navy responses.