FIU Biologist reviews impact of Navy sonar operations

University Vice President and Professor of Biology Doug Wartzok recently moderated a panel put together by the Center for Independent Experts that reviewed three models used by the Navy in their Environmental Impact Statements for the impact of sonar operations on marine mammals in their East Coast, West Coast and Hawaiian training ranges. Two models were created by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, RI and one was created by SAIC, a Navy contractor, located in Arlington VA. The report is not yet a public document, but should be cleared for release in the next couple of months.