U.S. Navy training exercises in the Pacific could kill, injure or harass marine mammals 12.5 million times over the next five years, according to permits just approved by the Trump administration.
These exercises could injure 3,346 marine mammals, from dolphins to critically endangered blue whales. Training-related sonar, explosions and ship strikes harm ocean mammals' hearing, needed for navigation, feeding and reproduction.
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