Posted: Mar 8, 2013 10:58 AM by Associated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Navy is opposing additional conditions for future sonar and explosives training off the Southern California coast - training that critics say threatens whales and other sea mammals.
The California Coastal Commission is meeting Friday in San Diego to consider whether more protective measures are needed before the Navy's five-year program begins in 2014.
Alex Stone, who directs the Navy program, told commissioners that the proposed restrictions would make the Navy training less realistic and that the current plan provides enough protection.
The Navy estimates the training would kill 130 animals and cause hearing loss in 1,600 over five years.
However, critics say they think the numbers will be far higher.
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