"The Navy acknowledges that some testing is highly classified,
therefore, the tests are not shared with the public at all. Its
1,000 page NWTRC Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) notes that
the tests conducted off the Pacific Northwest coast will "take"
an estimated 11 million marine mammals, about 2.7 million per
year. A "take" is "a significant disruption in marine mammal
foraging, breeding and other essential behaviors"; death is
"The take for decimated fish and bird life and the life that
supports them is not mentioned. Neither is the take for
civilians in the zone conducting commercial and recreation
enterprises during tests.
Beyond directions to web sites for "Long-range advance notice of
scheduled activities" local fishing, cruise ships, boating and
daily aviation passenger carriers passing through test areas
will not be informed on the days testing occurs.”