The Navy uses the most current, best available science and analytical methods to re-evaluate protective measures that help minimize impacts on the marine environment.
More than 40 species of marine mammals are known to occur within the Study Area. Many of these species are considered year-round residents or are present during annual migrations into or through the area.
The Navy implements at-sea protective measures to reduce or avoid potential effects on marine species, such as:
The Navy also implements protective measures for activities at San Nicolas Island, such as:
Please see the project fact sheet for more information about the Navy’s marine protective measures.
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