US Navy

WDCS are very concerned to learn that the US Navy has been granted exemption by the Pentagon from a major piece of environmental legislation which protects marine mammals – for the next two years.

It will continue its use of high intensity mid-frequency sonar in training exercises off the California coast and other important whale and dolphin habitats, within the US and globally.

Recently, concern for the welfare of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals prompted the California Coastal Committee to impose strict parameters regulating the Navy