Sound Off to the National Marine Fisheries Service

the us navy is moving closer to deploying a new high-powered sonar system -- despite evidence that it may endanger whales and other sea creatures.

Wed May 2, 2001 2:00 AM EDT

With the positive environmental inpact statement in hand, the Fisheries Service has proposed allowing the Navy to implement its low frequency active sonar. Before making a final decision, the Fisheries Service is welcoming public input on the topic through May 18 (letters must be postmarked by that date). Comments can be sent to:

Donna Wieting
Marine Mammal Conservation Divison
Office of Protected Resources
National Marine Fisheries Service
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring 20910-3226

The National Marine Fisheries Service is also holding three public hearings where citizens can voice their opinions about the implementation of low frequency active sonar:

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April 26, 3-7p.m.
The Renaissance Hotel
9620 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles

April 28, 1-5p.m.
Marriott Waikiki Beach Hotel
2552 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu

May 3, 9a.m.-12 noon
NOAA Science Center Auditorium
1301 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, Maryland