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Posted March 14. 2018 4:15PM

Shipyard seeks permit to kill, harass 39 species of marine mammals consequent to use of sonar, impact pile drivers, airguns

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Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Miami moored in front of Building 178 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in this 2012 file photo. (Union Leader File Photo)

In its assessment, the Navy concluded that sonar and other transducers, in-water detonations, airguns, and pile driving/extraction were the stressors that would result in impacts on marine mammals that could rise to the level of harassment (also serious injury or mortality in ship shock trials or by vessel strike) as defined under the MMPA.