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April 30, 2009

Lookouts On Board Key to Protecting Marine Life

When it comes to protecting marine mammals and other marine life, Navy lookouts play a crucial role. The eyes and ears of Sailors are the first line of defense protecting ships from striking or being struck by anything in the water.

April 16, 2009

Navy Leads, Invests in Marine Mammal Science

The Navy has spent $100 million on marine mammal research over the past five years, including $26 million this year. No organization in the world does more to fund marine mammal research.

March 13, 2009

Navy Responds to Environmental Threat

Naval Sea System Command's (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) supported the removal of more than 10,000 gallons of fuel starting March 9 near historic St. George, Alaska.

Feb. 25, 2009

Marine Mammal 911: Navy Furthers Commitment to Marine Mammals Through Stranding Response Plans

The National Marine Fisheries Service and the Navy finalized January 2009 marine-mammal-stranding response plans for three of the Navy's largest training areas: the Hawaii Range Complex, the Southern California Range Complex, and the Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training area.

Feb. 6, 2009

Environmentally-friendly Waste-disposal System Saves Money, Resources

An environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution to the disposal of oily sludge waste has been developed by engineers, microbiologists, and chemists from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii (NAVFAC) Hawaii and NAVFAC Engineering Service Center (ESC).

Jan. 23, 2009

Navy Announces Decision on Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training

he Navy completed and released on Jan. 23 the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Atlantic Fleet Active Sonar Training (AFAST) Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS).

Jan. 21, 2009

Navy Announces Decision on Southern California Range Complex

The Department of the Navy announced Jan. 21 that it has formally selected one of the training alternatives considered in its environmental study of the Southern California (SOCAL) Range Complex.

Nov. 14, 2008

Supreme Court Rules For Navy

On Nov. 12 the Supreme Court ruled for the Navy on the challenge to Navy's use of sonar for the 14 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) combat certification training exercises off the coast of Southern California (SOCAL).

Nov. 11, 2008

Navy Investigates Marine Mammals and the Effects of Sound

Navy and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers concluded Oct. 2 their second year of field investigation on the effects of sound on whales during a Behavioral Response Study (BRS) at the Bahamas' Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC).

Oct. 8, 2008

Supreme Court Hears Navy Sonar Case

The Supreme Court heard Oral Argument Oct. 8 regarding the Navy's use of active sonar during major training exercises in Southern California.