Save the whales(Read article summary)
Can the acoustic assault on marine life be lessened?
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.
"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.