Volunteer? Cetacean Survey into Military Exercise Effects

Up to 22 ships, 3 submarines and 85 aircraft will take part in the continuing Joint Warrior exercise next month.

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust will also be at sea to monitor the effect all this has on wildlife and they need volunteers.

Military sonar has controversially been accused of harming cetaceans and has been linked to cases of the mammals swimming ashore and stranding themselves.

Last year the HWDT started monitoring this annual exercise for a while now.

They've logged cases of abnormal behaviour among cetaceans and want the military to carry out a public and transparent environmental assessment of the effect of this exercise.

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