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.

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:

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