Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Range to Target...One Ping Only....

The United States Navy has proposed a high intensity sonar training range off the coast of North Carolina. This plan is meeting opposition from the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources who feels such prolific use of sonar would endanger marine mammals and cause changes in fish behavior.

"Bill Ross, secretary of the NC DENR, said that the Navy's proposed range poses a significant risk to marine life and to North Carolina's coastal resources, and that the Navy's study failed to take "this reality into account." Ross stated, "What I primarily felt was, the information was inadequate and they reached conclusions on information that was insufficient."

Anglers are asked to write their elected officials to express their concerns.

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