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Surely there's no environmental slogan that's been more parodied than Save the Whales. But the motto endures not only because whales continue to need help, but because there's something about whales that appeals to many ordinary people who don't necessarily think of themselves as environmentalists.

We've followed the issue of whales and sonar for some time (including here, here, and here). But it's worth bringing up again in connection with an opinion article in today's Monitor.

"Smarten up naval sonar to save the whales" is the message from Jean-Michel Cousteau, founder and president of Ocean Futures Society and son of the famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, and Joel R. Reynolds, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has been in litigation against the US Navy, which uses sonar that affects marine mammals.

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