Have you heard about the planned Naval war exercises from Hawai'i to California?
The Navy will use missiles, underwater explosions, surface-to-air gunnery, missiles, and mid-frequency sonar... right in whale and dolphin habitat!
Your signature today can help save whales and dolphins. Sign this petition urging President Obama to prohibit reckless naval exercises in areas that are critical to whales and dolphins at greatest risk of permanent injury and death.
Times are already pretty tough for whales and dolphins. They swim in increasingly polluted waters, and many of their main food sources are being depleted by overfishing and changes in the ocean acidification and temperature.
Now the US Navy is planning to literally drop explosives and blast head-splitting sonar in key habitat for whales and dolphins.
The Navy and National Marine Fisheries Service estimates that, over the course of the Navy's plan, training and testing activities will cause nearly 9.6 million instances of harm to whales, dolphins and other marine mammals.
The sonar and explosives will include active sonar and explosives, which can cause these sonar-sensitive marine mammals to lose their way, beach themselves, or drown.
We should not have to harm whales and dolphins to ensure naval readiness. Please tell President Obama that you want the Navy to come up with a plan to safeguard these unique and beautiful creatures.
For the Wild Ones,
The Care2 Petitions Team