From ROSALIND PETERSON
Welcome to NOAA’s online resource for World Oceans Day—our planet’s biggest celebration of the ocean, held every June 8th. The mission of World Ocean’s Day is to inspire action to protect our world’s ocean. World Ocean Day is June 8. Help us celebrate the beauty, mystery, and importance of the ocean.
The Agriculture Defense Coalition and California Skywatch are requesting everyone to take action on Friday, June 8, 2012, to protect 11.7 Million Marine Mammals in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico from U.S. Navy Warfare Testing using Sonar, Bomb Blasts, and New Weapons testing for the next five years.
The U.S. Navy refuses to protect our National Marine Sanctuaries, Marine Reserves, biologically sensitive areas, breeding and feeding habitats in many ocean areas from this type of testing.
We are asking that you take three actions today:
1) Contact your U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen and let them know that you want to protect these vital ocean areas from U.S. Navy testing and experiments. Call Washington DC Toll Free: (1866) 220-0044
2) Make a public comment prior to July 10, 2012 on the U.S. Navy Draft EIS for both the Pacific Ocean or the Atlantic Ocean.
A. The U.S. Navy Public Comment period for the new U.S. Navy Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico 5-Year Warfare Testing Range that will use bomb blasts and Sonar is from May 11, 2012 through July 10, 2012. U.S. Navy Website: http://aftteis.com/Home.aspx
B. The U.S. Navy Public Comment period for the new U.S. Navy Pacific 5-Year Warfare Testing Range that will use bomb blasts and Sonar is from May 11, 2012 through July 10, 2012. U.S. Navy Website: http://hstteis.com/Home.aspx
3) Forward this information to others who will also take action to save 11.7 million marine mammals.
Thank you from the ADC & California Skywatch. You can find additional information on our link at: http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/us-navy