Judge: Navy Sonar Testing Caused Mass Death of Marine Life

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Susanne Posel

US District Court Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) did not consider scientific data of long-term effects of sonar testing on marine life when permits for the Navy were approved in 2012.

Vadas pointed out the initial review was “improperly focused on a narrow window of time to gauge the potential effects” and that consideration of long-term effects should prompt a reassessment of the continuation of the testing.

Judge Navy Sonar Testing Caused Mass Death of Marine Life

In his rule, Vadas wrote: “That is, a series of short-term analyses can mask the long-term impact of an agency action.”

Vadas 43 page opinion found that the user of high intensity noise from sonar pulses used by the US Navy to “pinpoint underwater objects at a distance through the echo they produce – can also disrupt marine mammals’ migration, nursing, breeding and feeding.”

In defense, the Navy claims they conduct testing in open waters off the coast of Washington State by a single warship for less than 2 hours at a time. They maintain that this sonar testing is not a danger to marine life.

Steve Mashuda, member of Earthjustice, said : “We’re not talking about stopping all training all the time, but maybe doing different training or refraining from training during seasons of the year or months of the year in certain areas, when we know the whales are there.”

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has a petition to bring awareness to the killing of whales “from deadly sonar”.

The petition reads: “The Navy is prepared to kill more than 1,000 whales and other marine mammals during the next five years of testing and training with sonar and explosives. It’s time for the Navy to adopt common-sense measures that would protect marine mammals during routine training without compromising our military readiness. Tell Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to save whales from the deadly impact of its sonar systems during testing and training.”

Not mentioned by the US Navy is the fact that these sonar tests are actually technology used to search for underwater petrol deposits – just as is done off the coast of Madagascar.

This endeavor for more oil preformed on the behalf of ExxonMobil caused 100 melon-headed whales to beach themselves.
An ExxonMobil ship sat about 40 miles from the coastline and emitted “high power 12 kHz multi beam echosounder system (MBES).”

The purpose of the search is to find “the most plausible and likely behavioral trigger for the animals initially entering the lagoon system.”

Jacqueline Savitz, vice president of the US Oceans explained : “Seismic blasts can disturb the vital behaviors of dolphins and whales such as breathing, feeding, mating and communicating. This can quickly turn deadly when animals are startled into rushing to the surface or are driven into shallower areas, where they often die as these whales did.”

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) spear-headed groups and experts who published a report concerning the deaths of marine life and ExxonMobil’s search for petrol that outlines “there is cause for concern over the impact of noise on marine mammals as these high-frequency mapping sonar systems are used by various stakeholders including the hydrocarbon industry, military, and research vessels used by other industries.”

The report states: “The potential for behavioral responses and indirect injury or mortality from the use of similar MBES [multi-beam echosounder systems] should be considered in future environmental assessments, operational planning and regulatory decisions.”

The controlling mutli-stakeholder steering committee that provided guidance and structure prior to the release of the report included representatives from:

• ExxonMobil
• NOAA Marine Mammal Stranding Network (MMSN)
• NOAA Ocean Acoustics Program (OAP)
• Marine Mammal Commission (MMC)
• A team of “independent” scientists

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One Response

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    Well this is a perfectly reasonable and acceptable reason to explain the genocide of mammalian marine life. These “beachings” could be the result of criminal like weapons testing being done haphazardly in the Planet’s oceans.

    Do not blame the Japanese completely fro radioactive deaths of marine life when the Stuxnet virus was found in Reactor #3 control systems.

    That Virus was created by MOUSSAD the Israeli para military. Just like it was determined that WTC building 7 was wired for demolition by MOUSSAD as released by the US Army War College. If one was wired for demolition THEY ALL WERE.

    Let us not forget the “dancing Muslims” who were arrested on 9/11 for filming the first airplane hit starting a full 15 minutes before it happened. Their rejoicing and dancing after the first strike confirmed suspicion. However after their arrest they were released when it was determiner that they were MOUSSAD Agents dressed as Muslims. Released even though bomb sniffing dogs alerted on the rental van they were using.

    How come of all the senses COMMON is the least used?

    How the Zionists see all others through the filter of their religion:

    · Only Jews are human. Gentiles (all of us) are animals. (Baba Mezia 114a- 114b.)
    · For murder, whether of a Gentile by a Gentile, or of an Israelite by a Gential, punishment is incurred; but of a Gentile by an Israelite, there is no death penalty. (Sanhedrin 57a)
    · Even the best of the Gentiles should be killed. (Bab. Talmud)
    · Agriculture is the lowest of occupations. (Yebamoth 63a.)
    · If a Jew is tempted to do evil he should go to a city where he is not known and do the evil there. (Moed Kattan 17a.)
    · Gentiles’ flesh is as the flesh of asses and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
    · Gentile girls are in states of filth from birth. (Zarah 36b.)
    · If a heathen Gentile hits a Jew, the Gentile must be killed. Hitting a Jew is hitting God. (Sanhedrin 58b.)
    · If an ox of an Israelite gores an ox of a Canaanite there is no liability; but if an ox of a Canaanite [Gentile] gores an ox of an Israelite…the payment is to be in full. (Baba Kamma 37b.)
    · If a Jew finds an object lost by a Gentile it does not have to be returned. (Baba Mezia 24a; also in Baba Kamma 113b.)
    · What a Jew obtains by theft from a Cuthean [Gentile] he may keep. (Sanhedrin 57a.)
    · Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has exposed their money to Israel.’ (Baba Kamma 37b.)
    · Adam had sexual intercourse with all the animals in the Garden of Eden. (Yebamoth 63a.)
    · Jews may use lies (‘subterfuges’) to circumvent a Gentile. (Baba Kamma 113a.)
    · “When a grown-up man has intercourse with a little girl it is nothing.” (Kethuboth 11b.)
    · Jews must destroy books of Christians (Shabbath 116a)
    · No rabbi can ever go to hell. (Hagigah 27a.)
    · A Jew may have sex with a child as long as the child is less than nine years old. (Sanhedrin 54b)
    · A Jew may marry a three year old girl (specifically, three years “and a day” old). (Sanhedrin 55b.)
    · Those who read the New Testament (“uncanonical books”) will have no portion in the world to come. (Sanhedrin 90a)
    · All Gentile children are animals. (Yebamoth 98a.)
    · Gentiles prefer sex with cows. (Abodah Zarah 22a-22b.)
    · Balaam [Jesus] is raised from the dead and being punished in boiling hot semen. Those who mock the words of Jewish sages and sin against Israel are boiled in hot excrement. (57a Gittin)
    · A heathen Gentile who pries into the Torah [and other Jewish Scriptures] is condemned to death, for it is written, it is our inheritance, not theirs. (Sanhedrin 59a)

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