Sonar in the ocean
Today on Your Call: How is the US Navy's underwater sonar program affecting marine life?
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how underwater sonar could impact the marine ecosystem. The US Navy uses sonar -- loud sound blasted into the ocean -- to scan for surrounding submarines. But advocates of marine life, especially whales and dolphins, say the sonar is causing widespread and irreparable damage, even death for some animals in the ocean. They say that alternative technologies like satellites could be used to replace the sonar. So what's really happening? And what's at stake? Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.
Michael Jasny, senior policy analyst and director of the marine mammal project for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Lyndia Storey, member of Whale and Dolphin Watch in Santa Cruz
John Calambokidis, marine mammal researcher with Cascadia Research
Resources:SignOn.org: Petition to save dolphins and whales
Sea-Inc.: So-Cal Behavioral Response Study
NRDC: Lethal Sounds
Discovery News: Navy Admits Whales and Dolphins in Harm's Way