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The Navy is proposing the testing high-frequency sounds that *by their own estimates* will deafen 15,900 whales and dolphins and kill 1,800 more. Such numbers of whales and dolphins that will be killed by such testing will likely be much much higher, as they rely on hearing to locate each other, find food, and to navigate their environment, and deafening them will cause them to get lost and end up being beached or to starve. Sign the petition below now and it will be included with the public comments submitted with the required Environmental Impact Statement. Such public comments will be weighed and may indeed stop these impending tests. 

http://signon.org/sign/navy-under-water-sound.fb13?source=s.fb&r_by=521863

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