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2012-05-12. Sonar, blasts could hurt more sea life, Navy says

posted May 23, 2012, 11:27 AM by Lisa Ou
 | by Associated Press, SF Gate. An article relevant to GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 7. Excerpt: The U.S. Navy says its training and testing using sonar and explosives could potentially hurt more dolphins and whales in Hawaii and California waters than previously thought. In the study, the Navy estimates its use of explosives and sonar could unintentionally cause more than 1,600 instances of hearing loss or other injury to marine mammals in one year. The service calculates that its use of explosives could inadvertently cause more than 200 marine mammal deaths a year....Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/11/MNEH1OGMK0.DTL