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May 11, 2009

Gulf of Alaska Marine Mammal Survey

Scientists with the U.S. Navy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) and Cascadia Research recently completed a marine mammal survey in the Navy's Gulf of Alaska training area. 

May 8, 2009

Symposium Gathers San Diego Bay Enthusiasts

NAVFAC Southwest and Navy Region Southwest organized a symposium for government agencies, non governmental organizations (NGOs), and researchers who share an interest in the health and management of San Diego Bay April 30 at the Cabrillo National Monument Auditorium in San Diego.

May 1, 2009

Navy Sponsors Whale Behavioral Response Study

A Navy-sponsored study on the behavioral response of toothed whales to various sounds in the ocean has provided fresh insights into these little-understood mammals.

May 1, 2009

NAS Whidbey Island Opens Its Beaches for Whale Necropsy

Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island opened its Polnell Point beaches to allow for the necropsy of a deceased 30-ton gray whale on the Seaplane Base, April 29-30.

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).