Many environmental groups and a number of cetacean scientists are campaigning strongly against the US navy's use of its Low Frequency Active Sonar. The groups fear that using the sonar will harm all marine mammals. They also say that there is a distinct possibility that tests similar to those just concluded off the coast of Hawaii may have been responsible for a mass stranding of Cuvier's beaked whales in the Ionian Sea in 1996. If true, this could mean a serious threat to marine mammals, the groups claim.
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