Bad Vibes

The U.S. Navy’s new ocean acoustical system has killer sound. Joel Reynolds thinks it should be unplugged. In 1994, when NRDC attorney Joel Reynolds heard rumors that the U.S. Navy had performed top-secret sound experiments off the California coast, he embarked on a one-man investigation. For nine months, he conducted numerous interviews and combed through […]

Navy Sonar: Why it must be stopped

In March, the National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule allowing the U.S. Navy to deploy a controversial new sonar system, known as “Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active Sonar” (or LFA, for short). What is it? LFA has been in development by the Navy for years. It uses vessels to tow sonar […]