// EST. 2011
MONTHLY CALL TO ACTION:
Prevent the Navy from Impacting the Remaining 72 Southern Resident Orcas and 294,715 Marine Mammals
In the Pacific Northwest, the US Navy, through training and testing, will impact 294,715 marine mammals and the remaining 72 SR orcas through their testing and training purposes. The Navy's application for exemption under the Marine Mammal Protection Act for the "incidental take" of marine mammals and NOAA's proposed rule would allow for the take (meaning harassment that could lead to their death) 51 orcas, which would in turn affect the SR orcas for the next 7 years. This means 68% of the SR orcas could be negatively affected.
Information and letter on next slide gathered from pnwprotectors.com.