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Your Call: What dangers do whales face today?


On the August 21st, 2014 edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Joshua Horwitz, author of “War of the Whales.” Horwitz looks at the US Navy’s submarine surveillance system that floods the ocean with high-intensity sound. In 2008, the Supreme Court backed the Navy’s use of sonar, in spite of its deadly and effects on whales. And the Obama Administration recently OK’d the use of sonar for oil exploration off the East Coast. What impact does sonar have on whales? And what can be done to protect them? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Joshua Horwitz, author of “War of the Whales”, which looks at the history and connection between the US Navy and whales, especially the effect of the Navy’s sonar surveillance system on marine wildlife. He is also the cofounder and publisher of Living Planet Books, which specializes in books by thought leaders in science, medicine, and psychology.

Web Resources:

War of the Whales

Wired: The Epic Fight to Protect Whales From the U.S. Navy

Huffington Post: Submarines, Sonar, and the Death of Whales: NRDC Goes Back to Court Against Dangerous Navy Sonar

National ResourcesDefense Council: Lethal Sounds

Slate: Obama’s Chance to Save the Whales

Salon: “A story of love and obsession gone bad”: How the U.S. Navy is killing the world’s whales