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Center for Biological Diversity
HONOLULU— A lawsuit filed in Hawaii federal court today (see PDF) challenges the National Marine Fisheries Service’s approval of a five-year plan by the U.S. Navy for testing and training activities off Hawaii and Southern California. The Navy and Fisheries Service estimate this training, approved last Friday, will cause 9.6 million instances of harm to whales, dolphins and other marine mammals. The operations will include active sonar and explosives, which are known to cause permanent injuries and deaths to marine mammals.