Vulcan 607 wrote: Shrike wrote:
Darth-Lampshade wrote:Don't the environmentalists get all angry when active sonar is blazing away? Passive sonar is very important I know, but in a more serious situation it would be quite harder for a NATO (or other) submarine to pull such a stunt.
Some where out there some pilot whales beached themselves and some dude on a college campus is blaming the navy's use of sonar technology.
I don't get it if that was the case whales would beach themselves whenever they made a noise after all the blue whale is the loudest animal on the planet. (Not including the bloop what ever that is)
Actually iirc its been kind of proven that the pings seriously upset alot of wales which is why many beach themselves or go up rivers as found happening in the UK every year.... just as they happen to be field testing or running a wargame off the UK....
Its actually a legitimate concern, its not about it being "loud" its about the sound itself being pretty bad for the wales, i dont remember exactly how however as its been a few year since i looked into it.