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      o  ><(((*>  Mass Beaching of 68 Dolphins in Florida  <*)))><  o
     o  ><(((*>  Global Meditation for the Baby Harp Seals  <*)))><  o
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                                    March 7th, 2005

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     More than 20 rough-toothed dolphins have died since Wednesday's
     mass grounding of about 68 dolphins, Florida Keys National Marine
     Sanctuary.... The beachings came a day after the USS Philadelphia
     conducted exercises off Key West

         from article #1, below

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     THE US navy is to oppose international efforts by Nato and the EU
     to restrict the use of warship sonar emissions which could kill or
     injure sea creatures including whales, dolphins and porpoises. ...
     Scientists believe the powerful sonar sound waves either rupture
     the mammals' sensitive hearing or scare them into surfacing from
     deep water too quickly, resulting in decompression damage --
     known in human divers as the bends. ... The Pentagon managed to
     persuade the US congress to modify the Marine Mammal Protection
     Act three years ago in ways which critics say have already reduced
     protection for whales.

         from article #2, below

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     On March 15, 2005, 350,000 baby harp seals are scheduled
     to be clubbed/bludgeoned and killed in Canada. Permission has
     been given by the Canadian government. It is an annual event
     that is horrific, brutal and inhumane. The veterinarians have
     estimated that more that 40% are skinned alive and conscious.
     This is a commercial slaughter for pelts, etc.

         from article #3, below

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     There is little doubt that the 30 year long campaign to end
     commercial whaling could be lost within the next few months. ...
     The international ban on commercial whaling, introduced by the
     International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986, is under serious
     threat.

         from article #4, below

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     In more than a dozen instances dating back to the 1960s,
     whales have stranded themselves on the beaches and
     sometimes died at the time of naval training exercises miles
     away using midfrequency active sonar. An unprecedented
     stranding of 16 beaked and minke whales in the Bahamas
     in 2000 brought worldwide attention to military sonar. A
     NOAA investigation concluded that a Navy testing maneuver
     using midfrequency sonar was the likely cause. Necropsies
     found signs of brain hemorrhaging, which is consistent with
     injury from sound.

     -- San Francisco Chronicle, 12/13/04, front page
         from article #5, below

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     In Today's Ocean Sanctity Newletter

 1) Dolphins' Beaching Closely Followed Sub's Exercises
 2) US Navy Will Oppose Plan To Restrict Pinging
      That Can Kill Whales
 3) Global Meditation for the Baby Harp Seals
      Info * Actions * Meditation
 4) America's Whale Alliance
      Help Us Stop the Resumption of Commercial Whaling
      Action: Sign the AWA statement opposing US policy
                  on commercial whaling
 5) Navy's Use of New Sonar Suspected in Mass Killings
      of Whales
      Take Action: Sign the Online Petition & Write Your
                          Elected Officials
 6) Navy's Use of Sonar Suspected in Near-stranding of Whales
 7) Navy Under Global Pressure to Limit Sonar Use
     EU, Others Call for Cut in Noises That Harm Sea Life

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 1) Dolphins' Beaching Closely Followed Sub's Exercises

   http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/11055000.htm
          Also at (but the link currently doesn't work):
   http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=555287

Associated Press


MARATHON, Fla. - The U.S. Navy and marine wildlife experts are 
investigating whether a submarine used sonar before dozens of 
dolphins  beached themselves near Marathon [Florida].

More than 20 rough-toothed dolphins have died since Wednesday's mass 
grounding of about 68 dolphins, Florida Keys National Marine 
Sanctuary  spokeswoman Cheva Heck said Saturday. Many of the 
survivors were being  moved Saturday to rehabilitation centers in the 
Florida Keys.

Four were taken to Summerland Key to be cared for by the Florida Keys 
Marine Mammal Rescue Team, 11 have were sent to the Marine Mammal 
Conservancy on Key Largo and another 13 were to join them later 
Saturday. Two dolphins went to the Marine Animal Rescue Society in 
Miami late Friday.

Experts don't yet know how long they will be in rehabilitation.

"We won't authorize release until we feel they can survive in the 
wild," Heck said. "We don't want to release them and see them 
re-strand."

The beachings came a day after the USS Philadelphia conducted 
exercises  off Key West, about 45 miles from Marathon. Navy officials 
refused to  say whether the Groton, Conn.-based submarine used its 
sonar during a  training exercise with Navy SEALs.

But naval ships emitting pulses of sound have been blamed for at 
least  one mass beaching. Scientists surmise that sonar may disorient 
or scare  marine mammals, causing them to surface too quickly and 
creating the  equivalent of what divers know as the bends -- when 
nitrogen is formed  in tissue by sudden decompression, leading to 
hemorrhaging. [Not to  mention that the intensity of these sonars can 
burst the ear drums of  dolphins and whales and cause other injury 
and  trauma. - LM]

"This is absolutely high priority," said Lt. Cdr. Jensin Sommer, 
spokeswoman for Norfolk, Va.-based Naval Submarine Forces. "We are 
looking into this. We want to be good stewards of the environment, 
and  any time there are strandings of marine mammals we look into the 
operations and locations of any ships that might have been operating 
in  that area."

National Marine Fisheries Service experts are conducting necropsies 
on  the dead dolphins, looking for signs of acoustic trauma.

"We certainly will do a thorough exam on as many as possible before 
we  go to the Navy," said Teri Rowles, coordinator of the service's 
marine  mammal health and stranding response program. "We have not, 
in this  particular case, gone to them and said, 'What were you 
doing?' and  asking them to do (a sound impact study)."

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Courtesy of Katherine Fisher / Hawaii Health Guide
   http://www.HawaiiHealthGuide.com

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 2) US Navy Will Oppose Plan To Restrict Pinging
      That Can Kill Whales

IAN BRUCE, Defence Correspondent
The Herald [Glasgow]
March 02 2005

THE US navy is to oppose international efforts by Nato and the EU to 
restrict the use of warship sonar emissions which could kill or 
injure  sea creatures including whales, dolphins and porpoises.

A policy document is being drawn up by the Pentagon which will put 
the  US at odds with many of its European allies over the use of 
"active  pinging", the technique used to pinpoint the location of 
hostile  submarines by beaming powerful underwater sound waves 
designed to  bounce off their hulls.

Britain went to the lengths of trying to design a whale-friendly 
sonar  to be fitted to all Royal Navy warships, although the Ministry 
of  Defence was forced to admit last year that it still had the 
potential  to be harmful to marine mammals.

UK policy is to switch off the system when whales are detected nearby 
and steer clear of known breeding grounds, although the navy says the 
health of marine life still has to take second place to military 
necessity on operations.

Scottish wildlife campaigners say they fear that whale-pods may 
already  be fleeing their breeding and feeding grounds off the 
north-west coast  because of the frequency of naval exercises 
involving sonar emissions.

An estimated 27 species of marine mammals visit Scottish waters.

The European Parliament voted 441 to 15 last October to urge member 
states to cut back on sonar in EU waters and to create a 
multi-national  task force to draw up agreements on limiting 
emissions, but the  Pentagon insists that national security must take 
priority.

American environmentalists say there is clear evidence that naval 
manoeuvres have caused the beaching of whales and dolphins in the 
Canary Islands, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Portugal in the last 
three years.

About 400 marine animals, including some of the Moray Firth's famous 
bottlenose dolphins, beach themselves around the UK every year.

Scientists believe the powerful sonar sound waves either rupture the 
mammals' sensitive hearing or scare them into surfacing from deep 
water  too quickly, resulting in decompression damage - known in 
human divers  as the bends.

The US navy says it is essential to be able to train sailors on sonar 
detection, especially since the recent increase in countries buying 
or  building ultra-quiet diesel-electric submarines designed to 
operate  close inshore and pose a direct threat to shipping or of 
launching  cruise missiles against inland targets.

The Pentagon managed to persuade the US congress to modify the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act three years ago in ways which critics say have 
already reduced protection for whales.

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Courtesy of Ralph Johansen, as posted to the Kauai News listserv

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 3) Global Meditation for the Baby Harp Seals
      Info * Actions * Meditation

From: "Mary Saint-Marie" 
Date: March 4, 2005

GLOBAL MEDITATION FOR THE BABY HARP SEALS
GIVE A VOICE TO THE BABY HARP SEALS

March 5 through March 15, 2005
7 PM Pacific Time (west coast) each evening

visit:
   http://www.harpseals.org

On March 15, 2005, 350,000 baby harp seals are scheduled to be 
clubbed/bludgeoned and killed in Canada. Permission has been given by 
the Canadian government. It is an annual event that is horrific, 
brutal  and inhumane. The veterinarians have estimated that more that 
40% are  skinned alive and conscious. This is a commercial slaughter 
for pelts,  etc. You may read about it on this website:
   http://www.harpseals.org

You will be able to read what Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd 
Conservation Society says about this slaughter being a contributing 
factor to the eco-crisis. He describes in detail the ecological 
disruption in the health of the ocean system by the removal of these 
creatures. You will also be able to read what author, Matthew Scully, 
who wrote "Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals and 
the  Call to Mercy," says about the baby seal killing.

Below are some of the ways that you may be inspired to give a Voice 
to  the baby harp seals:
	1.  	Giving the harp seals a voice through outcrys of 
indignation in  cities around the world. International Day of Protest 
on March 15. (see  website to know dates, times and cities)
               http://www.harpseals.org
	2.  	Sending letters, emails and faxes and speaking from 
your heart of  how you feel. (see website for contact info)
	3.  	Online petitions (see website for how to do it)
	4.  	Boycotting of all Canadian seafood and passing out 
leaflets (see  website)
	5.  	Creating conscious eco-tours into these areas for new 
employment  (see website)
	6.  	Meditation (READ BELOW)

MEDITATION:

Each person is invited to bring the baby harp seals and their 
mothers,  the men who do the clubbing/killing/skinning, the Canadian 
government  and the organizations who support this hideous and cruel 
practice that  causes great suffering, into the Light in one's heart. 
(Let us find  that place where we have no enemies, that we might pray 
that the hearts  of those who would kill in this way, have their 
hearts and eyes  opened.)

Then we can go deeply into the Silence of the 'wordless and nameless' 
infinite, where battle and duality do end. There let us dwell in the 
realm where all are One. Let us release all but the identification 
with  the Light of Presence, knowing that the 'outer world is created 
via the  inner Consciousness'. Thus we do not have to change or 
control the  outer worldŠbut to bring to it the transformative power 
and action of a  virgin heart/love. Let us be the vessels through 
which this love does  pour into this worldŠand in this caseŠinto the 
world of the precious  baby harp seals and their mothers.

Many of us have meditated on full moons, solstices, and other 
astrological configurations. Let us now come together in large 
numbers  to be in the Oneness with the baby harp seals. 

Sages, enlightened ones, mystics, the new physicists and many 
awakening  ones have had the Oneness experienceŠeach in their own 
way. It is no  secret. We are One. We are one with the baby seals. We 
are one with the  brutal clubbers. Let us move beyond the battle and 
find the place where  we are One. Let us collectively begin to 
witness the new world emerge  from within our very own 
ConsciousnessŠto be experienced in what we  know as the physical 
world. Let us be in harmony with all of  Nature/Creation.

We may act and speak from a place of Unity, rather than a place of 
reaction that keeps us in the battle. Let us togetherŠbring in the 
emerging new worldŠ

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ALLIANCE for BALANCE
Mary Saint-Marie, visionary and founder
   http://www.marysaintmarie.com

*****
Courtesy of Gayatri Lee / Spirit in the Smokies
   http://www.spiritinthesmokies.com


 [see also: Canada to resume slaughter of harp seal
http://fornits.com/renegade/peaars.cgi?fetch=8166   /strider]


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 4) America's Whale Alliance
      Help Us Stop the Resumption of Commercial Whaling
      Action: Sign the AWA statement opposing US policy
                  on commercial whaling

  http://www.americaswhalealliance.org/

There is little doubt that the 30 year long campaign to end 
commercial  whaling could be lost within the next few months. 
Unfortunately, most  people are simply unaware that this is 
happening. Despite the fact that  the case against commercial whaling 
is stronger today than ever before,  the countdown to commercial 
whaling has already begun, but with your  help we can still stop it!

America's Whale Alliance (AWA) was formed in response to the United 
States government's apparent change in policy regarding the 
resumption  of commercial whaling. As the United States affiliate of 
the Global  Whale Alliance (GWA), AWA will focus all efforts on 
reversing this  apparent policy change by uniting US based 
organizations and their  members.

The international ban on commercial whaling, introduced by the 
International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986, is under serious 
threat. The GWA and AWA are opposing plans to bring back commercial 
whaling under the 'Revised Management Scheme' (RMS), now being 
finalized by the IWC. The RMS will legitimize the killing of whales 
for  profit and push the world back to the dark ages of mass whale 
slaughter.

The US government asserts that even if the RMS is adopted, it would 
not  necessarily mean that the moratorium would be lifted. However, 
last  summer, at the meeting of the IWC in Sorrento, the United 
States, as  part of a small group of countries including Japan, 
tabled a proposal  to complete the RMS AND lift the moratorium on 
commercial whaling at  the June 2005 IWC meeting in Korea. The US 
government continues to  assert their opposition to the return of 
commercial whaling while  actively working to facilitate its return.

AWA believes that completion and adoption of the RMS will reopen an 
industry that all but destroyed the world's whales. Unfortunately, 
the  United States government has abandoned their role as one of the 
strongest voices in whale conservation and are now seeking a 
political  compromise on the whaling issue. The United States 
government is not  only betraying the whales, they are ignoring the 
vast majority of their  citizens that want commercial whaling to 
remain banned, and for the ban  to be properly enforced.

The lifting of the moratorium on commercial whaling disregards the 
overwhelming scientific evidence that growing environmental problems, 
such as global warming, pollution, anthropogenic noise, ship strikes, 
fishing gear entanglement that now threaten the world's surviving 
whale  populations with extinction.

AWA needs you to tell your government to save the whaling ban, not 
whaling. This website includes useful and detailed background 
information on whaling and the AWA campaign:
   http://www.americaswhalealliance.org

The case for saving the whales is stronger today than ever before. 
The  count-down to commercial whaling has begun and the Global Whale 
Alliance and America's Whale Alliance are committed to stopping it. 
Whatever you can do to help, please do something.

If we act together we will win for the whales.

To sign on to the AWA statement: "We oppose United States policy on 
commercial whaling... ", go to:
   http://www.americaswhalealliance.org/sign.htm
Read the statement and scroll down to: "Click to Sign on Here"

For other ways you can help, go to:
   http://www.americaswhalealliance.org/howhelp.htm

*****
Courtesy of Tami Drake /  America's Whale Alliance
    P.O. Box 3040
    Ashland, Oregon 97520
    info@americaswhalealliance.org
    541-488-1883

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 5) Navy's Use of New Sonar Suspected in Mass Killings
      of Whales
      Take Action: Sign the Online Petition & Write Your
                          Elected Officials

http://www.wanttoknow.info/050219whalessonarkillings

In more than a dozen instances dating back to the 1960s, whales have 
stranded themselves on the beaches and sometimes died at the time of 
naval training exercises miles away using midfrequency active sonar. 
An  unprecedented stranding of 16 beaked and minke whales in the 
Bahamas in  2000 brought worldwide attention to military sonar. A 
NOAA  investigation concluded that a Navy testing maneuver using 
midfrequency  sonar was the likely cause. Necropsies found signs of 
brain  hemorrhaging, which is consistent with injury from sound.

-- San Francisco Chronicle, 12/13/04, front page Feb. 19, 2005

Dear friends,

The navy has been developing and testing new very low frequency sonar 
equipment for several years now. For those who are following this, it 
is clear that this technology seriously damages whales and dolphins. 
Their dead corpses have been found with blood in their ears after 
tests  in numerous places around the globe. The press has sadly given 
this  very little coverage. Thankfully, the Washington Post and San 
Francisco  Chronicle (front page) have had articles about this.

Below (articles #6 & 7) are excerpts from these two articles with 
links  for those who would like to read the entire article. You can 
help by  signing the petition [below] and by contacting your 
congressional  representatives and asking them to stop the use of 
this damaging  technology. Also please spread this important news to 
your friends.

With love and best wishes,
Fred Burks

You can help by signing the petition at
   http://www.savebiogems.org/whales/takeaction.asp

If you live in the US, to contact your Senators & Congressperson, go to:
   http://capwiz.com/wa/dbq/officials/

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Courtesy of friends

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 6) Navy's Use of Sonar Suspected in Near-stranding of Whales

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/09/01/ 
navys_use_of_sonar_suspected_in_near_stranding_of_whales?mode=PF

By Marc Kaufman, Washington Post
September 1, 2004

Hawaii Incident Intensifies Debate on Ocean Noise

The Navy has acknowledged that vessels on maneuver off Hawaii in July 
used their sonar periodically in the 20 hours before a large pod of 
melon-headed whales unexpectedly came to shore in the area. The 
acknowledgment added to an already contentious debate over whether 
the  sound from sonar has been causing marine mammals to strand.

Navy officials said that a review of the July 3 incident indicates 
that  two ships turned on their sonar between 6:45 and 7:10 a.m., by 
most  accounts just before the unusual movement of almost 200 
deep-water  whales to the shoreline of a Kauai bay. The Navy had said 
earlier that  no sonar was used until more than 90 minutes later, 
well after the  animals came ashore.

Lieutenant Commander Greg Geisen, the Navy spokesman responsible for 
information about the maneuver, said a Navy review of the incident 
still concluded that the ships were either too far from the whales or 
were using the sonar at the wrong time to cause the mass movement.

"There is no evidence of a relationship here between the sonar use 
and  the whale behavior," he said.

But the newly released information from Geisen and other Navy 
officials  -- that the ships were testing their sonar in preparation 
for the  maneuver on the day before the whales came ashore, and early 
on the  morning of the near-stranding -- has caused some observers to 
question  that conclusion.

"Every time the Navy changes its story, it reduces its credibility on 
this issue," said Cara Horowitz, a lawyer with the Natural Resources 
Defense Council, which has sued the Navy over a related sonar issue. 
"The Navy would be better off spending more time developing 
common-sense ways to protect whales from sonar and less time denying 
a  connection that is unfortunately being repeatedly shown."

Residents and government officials worked throughout July 3 to steer 
the whales back to open water, and all made it except one newborn 
calf  that died of starvation.

The Hawaii incident is the third significant one involving sonar and 
marine mammal strandings near the United States since 2000. The 
stranding of 17 whales of various kinds off the Bahamas in 2000, 
which  resulted in the death of at least six of them, occurred during 
a major  Navy maneuver. Navy officials at first said there was no 
connection  between their exercise and the stranding, but later 
acknowledged that  the loud sound from the sonar had caused the 
animals to flee ashore.

Another incident occurred off the coast of Washington state last 
year,  where harbor porpoises unexpectedly came ashore after a sonar 
exercise.  The Navy concluded that there was no connection between 
the two, but  the NOAA is still reviewing the incident.

*****
Courtesy of Fred Burks
    http://www.wanttoknow.info
Via friends

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 7) Navy Under Global Pressure to Limit Sonar Use
     EU, Others Call for Cut in Noises That Harm Sea Life


http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/12/13/MNGOEAB3HJ1.DTL

Monday, December 13, 2004
Jane Kay, Chronicle Environment Writer

The United States is facing increasing international pressure to 
place  limitations on the use of military sonar, the underwater 
equivalent of  radar that has been linked to mass strandings of 
whales.

The European Union Parliament -- the most prominent of four 
international bodies that have taken up the matter in recent months 
--  called in October for its member states to develop a moratorium 
on all  types of military sonars, which use powerful sound to locate 
objects  such as submarines.

Two weeks ago, the IUCN-World Conservation Union, a prestigious group 
of 70 nations and 400 nongovernmental organizations meeting in 
Bangkok,  overwhelmingly passed a resolution urging governments to 
limit the use  of loud noise sources in the world's oceans, including 
military sonar,  oil and gas exploration and commercial shipping, 
until the effects are  better understood. The United States abstained 
from the vote.

The measure also said that, to the extent possible, sonar and other 
activities should be avoided entirely in areas where the vulnerable 
species live. According to studies cited by the EU and the other 
world  bodies, noise can interfere with the survival of the ocean 
creatures  that depend on sound to navigate, find food, locate mates, 
avoid  predators and communicate with one another. At high decibel 
levels,  noise can kill.

The U.S. Navy is the biggest user of midfrequency active sonar in the 
world -- and government officials have been loath to require permits 
to  regulate its use.

"We're not ignoring it by any means," said Bill Hogarth, director of 
the fisheries division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA). "But to translate to direct mortality is very 
difficult.''

Hogarth said that calling for a ban or restrictions on naval sonar is 
"too simple,'' because the effects of sonar depend on ocean 
conditions.

In more than a dozen instances dating back to the 1960s, however, 
whales have stranded themselves on the beaches and sometimes died at 
the time of naval training exercises miles away using midfrequency 
active sonar.

An unprecedented stranding of 16 beaked and minke whales in the 
Bahamas  in 2000 brought worldwide attention to military sonar. A 
NOAA  investigation concluded that a Navy testing maneuver using 
midfrequency  sonar -- by far the most commonly used type of sonar -- 
was the likely  cause. Necropsies found signs of brain hemorrhaging, 
which is  consistent with injury from sound.

Kenneth Balcomb, founder of the Center for Whale Research in Friday 
Harbor, Wash., and leader of the Bahamas Marine Mammal Survey, 
concluded that a vibration in the whales' cranial air spaces tore 
delicate tissues around the brain and ears.

Military active sonars emit sound waves -- blasted from loud speakers 
-  - that scan hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean waters 
the  way a spotlight would search on land. The sound signal bounces 
off  objects and sends back information to receivers. Some 
midfrequency  active sonar systems can put out more than 235 
decibels, as loud as a  Saturn V rocket at launch. Aside from the 
U.S. use, the technology is  also employed by Western European 
countries, Japan, Australia and, to a  small extent, Canada.

Joel Reynolds, a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense 
Council, who first challenged the Navy's use of powerful underwater 
sounds a decade ago, says his group is considering filing a lawsuit 
that would charge the Navy with harassing and killing marine mammals 
in  violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
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E-mail Jane Kay at
    jkay@sfchronicle.com

*****
Courtesy of Fred Burks
    http://www.wanttoknow.info
Via friends

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