anthropogenic noise

Discovery of sound in the sea: on on-line resource

[1436] Vigness Raposa, K. J., "Discovery of sound in the sea: on on-line resource", The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 730, New York, Springer Science+Business Media LLC, pp. 135-138, 2012.

Supreme court wrestles with whales vs. sonar

[1330] Madin, K., "Supreme court wrestles with whales vs. sonar", Oceanus, vol. 47, issue 2, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, pp. 42-43, 09/2009. Full Text.pdf

Arguments about the impact of Navy sonar on marine mammals rose to the highest court in the land last fall. But not every issue is best settled in court. One source of knowledge related to the case—marine mammal scientists—was essentially left out of the debate.

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed competing interests—“a balance of harms” in legal terms. On one hand is the potential threat to whales from sonar; on the other, the military risk posed by naval forces inadequately trained to use sonar to detect enemy submarines.

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