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.
In the Study Area, there are 20 endangered or threatened species of marine invertebrates, fishes, birds, sea turtles, and marine mammals. Many of these species are considered year-round residents or are present during annual migrations into or through the area.
The Navy is committed to being a good steward of the environment and strives to minimize impacts on the marine environment from at-sea testing and training activities. The Navy follows strict guidelines and employs measures to reduce potential effects on marine species while testing and training.
The Navy implements protective measures to minimize impacts on protected species, such as nesting birds.
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