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Active Sonar and Marine Mammals: Chronology with References

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Publication Date: June 2005

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RS22158

Topic: Environment (Ocean and ocean resources)


The deployment of active sonar by the U.S. Navy and its potential impacts on marine mammals has been an ongoing issue of intense debate; regulatory, legislative, and judicial activity; and international concern. This report provides a chronology of significant events and documents since 1994. It will be updated as events warrant.