Open-sea US Navy testing will kill hundreds of dolphins and whales

August 31, 2013 7:43 PM

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Open-sea US Navy testing will kill hundreds of dolphins and whales

The US Navy admits its underwater training and experiments will result in the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and whales over the next five years – but insists that its testing program is essential.

Computer models showed that the Navy will likely kill 186 whales and dolphins off the East Coast and 155 near the coast of Hawaii and Southern California – its main operation areas – between 2014 and 2019.

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