A Must Read: Supreme Court & Whales

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting on a case before the Supreme Court pitting Navy sonar against whales off the California coast.

From the Chronicle...

"Environmentalists warn that the mid-frequency sonar used by the Navy can harm or kill whales by forcing the mammals to dive deep to avoid the sound, causing decompression sickness. The electronic devices also interfere with the mammals' ability to navigate underwater and prompt them to change their breeding habits.

The Bush administration, which appealed a lower court order against the Navy, argues that the sonar is essential to military training exercises designed to help sailors learn how to detect enemy submarines."

Read the full story HERE.

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