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S.V. Airlie
01-18-2008, 08:37 AM
Three hundred and sixty six days to go folks.

http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/01/16/the-white-house-and-the-whales/index.html?ref=science

Brian Palmer
01-18-2008, 11:45 AM
And we all know how well that sonar works anyway after the Chinese sub surfaced in the middle of a Navy training excerise. May they DO need more practice.:rolleyes:

--Brian

TimH
01-18-2008, 12:48 PM
While traveling in the Middle East on Tuesday, President Bush issued an exemption to the Navy (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jLbXdcs-qiXUTGC3kWW8Atb7v_mwD8U72F7O3) from environmental laws that would otherwise limit its ability to use certain kinds of sonar used in anti-submarine warfare training, the Associated Press said. [UPDATE: I believe the Washington Post broke this story (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/16/AR2008011601536.html) today.]

TimH
01-18-2008, 12:56 PM
I cannot believe whales live with our noise as it is.
Just last night I was laying in bed and I could hear the loud deep throb of a freighter slowly cruising along to or from Seattle. The Sound seems to act as an amplifier so even though the freighter was probably about 2 miles away I could hear and almost feel the sound.
Under water it would be much much louder....


The whole issue with the sonar for those who dont know is that the new sonar the navy has cause the eardrums of the whales to explode. Before they made them stop whales were washing up on beaches all around here with exploded ear drums.