The US Navy and NATO forces are intent on deploying a proven deadly sonar system [LFAS] in 80% of the world's oceans. This technology would send a pulseblast of up to 250 decebels (1 billion times louder than a 747 at takeoff!) out into the ocean atmosphere that amplifies its speed up to 8 times. This fatal blast will completely inundate any cetaceans and other sea life whose sensitivity to sound is at least 10 times greater than ours. This is ludicrous!
Please read about this lethal system that if allowed to be used could very well destroy marine life and with it, our entire planet! This is serious and needs to be stopped at all costs before more damage is done to our sacred biosphere. Gather information about this system by reading the pages and links below then follow it up by writing letters to the Navy, NMFS and the US Congressional representatives to demand the stop of this reckless and unnecessary technology. The letters, faxes, emails and petitions must continue to be sent to our key legislators and government officials at this time because the current administration has given the Navy full permission to deploy the system over the next five years. This has serious ramifications on the wellbeing of our entire biosphere and poses a very real threat to all life. Thank you for taking the time to do something positive for Planet Ocean. We can make a difference.
Low Frequency Active Sonar is in the process of being deployed worldwide by the US Navy and NATO to supposedly detect enemy submarines. Recently, the use of high intensity sonars has been associated with massive strandings of cetacean in the Bahamas. Several species stranded and each of those who died were discovered through necropsies to have experienced trauma which damaged their ears and eyes where membranes had ruptured and there was bleeding. This tragic incident coincided with acoustic testing in March of 2000. In direct contrast to these unnerving events, the Stop LFAS Worldwide Network was involved in litigation in Federal Court.
We filed the paperwork on February 29th along with 10 other plaintiffs all represented by Attorney, Lanny Sinkin. In the midst of the litigation efforts while trying to complile further information about these latest strandings, the Stop LFAS Worldwide Network was recognized by the Earth Society Foundation & received an Earth Day Award; which is both a global honor and responsibility.
While the US Navy has not disclosed actual sound levels, we
know through published articles that NATO has been using sound
applications called Time Reversed Acoustics which use a playback
method to make the underwater sound so focused and so powerful
that it can kill and maim whales, dolphins and sea life. It would
be useless to compare this sound to another man-made non-explosive
noise in another medium because the attenuation of of this disruptive
force continues many hundreds of miles. And now with Time Reversed
Mirroring techniques being employed, the combined background chaos
serves as a greater method of focusing
the noise at a distance. This is "sound" but it is most useful to think of it as "power."
Stop LFAS Worldwide is an organisation to bring public awareness internationally to save our oceans and our planet from this acoustic mayhem. Further information is available at http://listen.to/lfas (viewpoints)