Subject: Case Study: ATOC and Whales (humpbacks)

Michael Williamson (whe_william)
Mon, 16 Nov 1995 20:46:44

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From: Michael Williamson <WHE_WILLIAM@FLO.ORG>
Subject: Case Study: ATOC and Whales (humpbacks)
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Subject:      Scripps Sound Experiments
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>Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 11:06:52 -0800
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>Subject: Scripps Sound Experiments
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>>From San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 15, 1995   [excerpt]
>Three humpback whales found dead at Stinson Beach and the Farallon Islands
>last week have caused further delays in a controversial undersea sound
>experiment off the coast at Half Moon Bay, scientists said yesterday.
>The sound transmissions by researchers from the Scripps Institution of
>Oceanography at the Univ. of Calif. at San Diego were intended to gauge
>whether a larger, $35 million program to measure global warming would
>injure or disrupt marine mammals.
>While preparing the experiment, scientists tried out the device that emits
>sound waves into the Pacific. Scripps does not believe that procedure is
>linked to the whale deaths, but the subsequent experiments were nonetheless
>called off at the request of the Nat'l Marine Fisheries Serivice. The
>agency has asked that no test take place until it has completed an
>investigation of what killed the leviathans.