by Dee Finney

updated 4-29-06

3-18-01 - DREAM - I was in some kind of building which housed a huge divided
pool of water with captive dolphins in it.

The pool was divided into many sections that one could not see through that
had gates in it so that dophins could swim from one section to another if allowed
to by the keepers.

I was looking down from a high ceiling or overlook at the situation.  In one section
of the pool were 7 or 8 dolphins crowded into a section that was way too small for
that number of dolphins, which they were tolerating. They couldn't even turn
around in their section. The thing they could not tolerate and were screaming to
each other for help ... a single dolphin was separated from it's pod by two sections
so that they could not see each other.

The single dolphin was screaming for help in it's high pitched piercing voice, and
all the other dolphins in the pod were screaming back, asking if it was okay.  

One man was below, who was willing to help to get the separate dolphin back to
his pod, even if he could not get the dolphins back out of the building into the wild
where they belonged.  

That's all it took ... one man willing to help ... to open the gate so the dolphins
could at least be together in the pod.


• Captive whales and dolphins are sometimes starved to force them to perform.

• Trainers have been reported to abuse dolphins and whales at certain facilities.

• Captive whales and dolphins have seriously injured and even killed trainers
and members of the public.

• Japanese Drive fisheries, a method of harvesting whales and dolphins for
dolphinaria, have resulted in the deaths of thousands of animals.

• Captive whales and dolphins have been known to injure and even kill themselves.


8-26-02  "Awakening-Healing News" Letter of Light, "Light Family News"

Help as you can, send Love and Ask for Divine Intervention for our Cetacean Partners.

Look at the activation pictures. A short message from 'Thomas', James Tyman, and our friend Joan Ocean.

Beloved Friends,

I am utterly amazed at the news I just received. Joan Ocean, a renowned teacher who has worked extensively with the dolphins and whales, forwarded me a link to a web-site on crop circles today. I couldn't believe my eyes. On August 14th, at the same time Thomas, the Psychic Child from Bulgaria, was sending us his warning about the low frequency sonar that is beginning to destroy ocean mammals all over the world, a crop circle of dolphins surrounding the Earth appeared in England. It clearly shows two dolphins surrounding a small sphere, with three circles around that sphere. As I looked at the picture, it seemed that the sphere is our planet, and the three surrounding circles are the Grid the Children have been speaking about. Here is a link so you can see it for yourself:

Without missing a beat, I felt the influence of Thomas' mind upon my own. He has been speaking about the fate of the whales and dolphins for so long, and how important it is for us to receive the Gifts they are offering before it's too late. Now it seems that this same message is being delivered by some extraterrestrial source. All indications are that it is authentic, and it is dramatic. Thomas is asking that we forward this link and e-mail to as many people as we can. (If you received this e-mail from a friend, we also invite you to join the Thomas Message list so you can receive all the messages from this amazing Psychic Child.) He feel that the crop circle has an imbedded code that will be revealed by simply looking at the picture.

Whatever you believe about this subject, the signs are becoming more insistent. We must pay attention and respond. The world of compassion and peace we have been trying to create is in the balance. This is the moment we have all been waiting for.

In Peace,

James Twyman


From Thomas:

Are you surprised that this information is being presented to you in this new way? These crop circles are communicating with your inner mind, and the message is clear. The Psychic Children have been telling you that we stand at the brink of an incredible awakening, and that the dolphins and whales play a critical role. Why, then, are we trying to destroy them, so that we won't have to hear their message or receive their Gift? The deployment of the low frequency sonar is how you have chosen to close your ears to their Gift, and to their cries for help. Why else would you seek to destroy their hearing, causing them to beach themselves and die? This is a wake up call, and it is not just from the Children, or even the dolphins and whales. Now it is coming from your brothers and sisters from other dimensions and planets. That is why this dolphin crop circle was revealed at exactly the same time these messages are being distributed. What will you do? Will you open your heart and become part of the creative solution? Or will you turn the other way, even though there are so many who are trying to snare your attention?

This is the moment you must decide? The Children are pulling humanity to the next level in its evolution, but only if you allow it. There is a code in this crop circle that only your super-conscious mind will comprehend. It may reveal your own role, how you can contribute to the world of peace and compassion. It is so important that people all over the world see this crop circle, for it will activate you in ways your mind cannot understand. Please send this e-mail to everyone you can so others will be activated as well. It is so important. This is the time you must respond.

We love you,



Don't let the Navy blast whales and other marine mammals with dangerous sonar

The Bush administration has granted the Navy a permit to harm whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals while using its Low Frequency Active sonar system in as much as 80 percent of the world's oceans. Tell the Navy not to deploy this dangerous new system.

Please send a letter through the NRDC's Earth Action Center.

Dr Light's friends, Animal Articles you might like.

Messages From the Animal Kingdom by Toraya Ayres

Animals Support Earth - Kryon & Healing with Animals

Whales & Dolphin & Our Future -
          Thomas Psychic Children Message #4 & James Twyman

The Importance of Cetaceans
      excerpt from the Mathew Book "Revelations For A New Era,"

The Dolphins Speak...will you Listen?
    Quantum, Gillian MacBeth-Louthan Vol 42 July

Many Blessings,

Keth Luke ~ editor, & The Divine Tune-Up Team.

Latest News:  Navy going to Blast the Dolphins and Whales:
Subj: [earthchanges] LFAS Alert - Last Call for Action: 1. Who Killed the Whales: US Navy exposed on 60 Minutes on CBS last week & "Researchers Fear Navy's Sonar May Harm Whales" in the New York Times yesterday + 2. NRDC Blasts Proposal Allowing Deploymen
Date: 4/10/2001 10:43:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Hello everyone

This compilation is mainly dedicated to the current campaign to prevent the US Navy from getting a permit to deploy their LFAS highly destructive sonar technology around the world. There is only a couple weeks left for you to mail your comment in protest of this infamy.

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

P.S. The following is taken from an analysis of the U.S. Navy's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) which concludes that Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) is safe. This analysis is entitled "Why the Navy's Conclusions about the Safety of LFAS are Scientifically Flawed" and
states (only brief excerpts below) that; - The Navy's Scientific Research program never tested the full source level of LFAS on marine mammals. CLIP The Navy has not followed the
advice of their own hired scientists and has inappropriately extrapolated to conclude that LFAS is safe to deploy at levels of at least 5,000 times more acoustic intensity and 70 times more pressure than test levels.

- Even at the lower LFAS test levels a number of negative effects were documented...

- Published accounts of whale strandings correlated with Naval maneuvers (Nature 1991 and 1998) suggest that beaked whales are especially vulnerable to high intensity sonar.


This analysis also mentions an existing alternative to the LFAS technology: "the Navy has developed passive sonar systems, the Advanced Deployable System (ADS), that can detect silent submarines and not harm marine life."

And in the references, we also find:

8. Loud underwater sounds also, of course, affect fish and other marine life. Studies show harmful effects of even moderate noise on hearing in fish and the viability of fish eggs exposed to noisy environments was significantly reduced.

See also: Researchers Fear Navy's Sonar May Harm Whales at: (April 10, 2001)
based on the 60 Minutes "Who Killed the Whales" report.

Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001
From: Cheryl Magill <>
Subject: RE: US Navy exposed on 60 minutes on CBS


Since you raised the point, the reference to LFA was very much masked in the report. There was video footage re: the Cuvier's Beaked Whale Strandings in the Ionean Sea in 1996 - but no specific reference as to the type of transmission being used. It was simply called "another"
sonar. It is important that people learn to distinguish between these technologies or their contributions will be dismissed as the remarks generated by the "ill-informed persons of lesser aptitude." It's sad but true that heart-felt communications are summarily tossed aside as being
the bi-product of mismanaged information. Perhaps you could help to streamline a few accurate paragraphs so as to help others in side-stepping that pitfall.


Anyway, it was wonderful to watch 60 minutes interviewing people. Getting the Pentagon to admit responsibility is no small accomplishment. What the interview got was something quite nearly tantamount to that. 
Best regards,

From: "Mark Graffis" <>
Subject: NRDC Blasts Proposal Allowing Deployment of Controversial Navy
Sonar Program
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001

Natural Resources Defense Council
Tuesday, March 20, 2001

WASHINGTON -- A rule proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service that would allow the U.S. Navy to deploy a powerful new global sonar system drew protest from NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) today. The environmental group says the sound generated by the system is so intense that it could harm marine life that depends on hearing for
survival. The group called for further study before deployment.

"Whales and other marine species rely on hearing at least as much as people rely on sight," said Joel Reynolds, director of NRDC's Marine Mammal Protection Project. "We are very concerned that the rule the fisheries service has proposed may not protect this essential piece of the ocean environment."

The system, known as LFA for the "low frequency active" sonar it employs, functions much like a floodlight, scanning the ocean at enormous distances for enemy submarines. It is so powerful that a single source can illuminate hundreds of thousands of square miles of ocean at
one time. At close range, the noise it produces is millions of times more intense than the Navy considers safe for human divers and billions of times more intense than the level known to disturb large whales. Before NRDC uncovered the program in 1995, the Navy had been testing LFA without the fisheries service's approval.

The fisheries service decided to proceed despite unanswered questions about a mass stranding of whales in the Bahamas last March. A fisheries service-Navy investigation already has established that the strandings were caused by a Navy battle group's active sonar system. That system used mid-frequency sound, which generally does not travel as far as LFA.
Last month a marine scientist stated in a letter to the Navy that a number of species stranded in the Bahamas had virtually disappeared from the area.

"The Bahamas strandings confirm just how serious the risks of active sonar can be," said Michael Jasny, an NRDC consultant. "It's astonishing that the fisheries service would propose a rule for a system of such extraordinary reach before its own investigation is completed."

The release of fisheries service's proposed rule opens a 45-day period for public comment that closes May 3. The agency then will decide whether to finalize it. The Navy received more than a thousand comments from concerned parties on its own environmental analysis of LFA, and
environmentalists believe that the response to the fisheries service's proposal will be at least as strong. 
"The National Marine Fisheries Service has a fundamental responsibility under federal law to ensure the health and safety of marine mammals," Reynolds said. "We will be examining its decision very closely." 
The Natural Resources Defense Council is a national, nonprofit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment. Founded in 1970, NRDC has more than 400,000 members nationwide, served from offices in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

For more information, contact Joel Reynolds at (323) 934-6900 or Michael
Jasny at (323) 934-2138 Natural Resources Defense Council (323) 934-6900

Web site:


Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001
From: Cheryl Magill <>
Subject: Federal Register notice of proposed rule making concerning

Dear Jean,

I have a web page for the Federal Register notice of proposed rule making concerning SURTASS LFA Sonar at this URL:

And, yes, this is the posting which I said was expected any day. With completion of the Final EIS and this notification, SURTASS LFA Sonar finally has several key elements in place which will be needed to attain approval to deploy. If this were a chess game, which it somewhat is in
an unfortunate sort of way, then I suppose that a strategic "next move" on our part would be a good thing to have in mind right about now. You'll forgive me for being somewhat obscure as to what that might be. We just received the notice on the day before Earth Day and at this
point people are still reading and interpretting this long document.

There are, of course, some interim measures we could ask people to take, and one would be to submit comments in the manner described in the Federal Register Notice. Another is to tell a friend about the LFAS issue and the significance it has to them personally. Bookmark the URL
and send copies to others. In fact, I am encouraging people to address small groups by inviting friends to some tear or coffee or over to their homes to discuss these proposed extreme measures of blasting away at all the marine life in 80% of the world's oceans. The greatest challenge is making more people aware and in getting them prepared to respond.

In my mind, the proposal to use SURTASS LFAS is an unconscionable act and those who now pursue this goal are absolute extremists. Never in the history of the world has such harmful acoustic power been introduced excepting possibly one incident in a location formerly known as Jericho. We who oppose such radical assaults on marine life and urge precaution are the conservatives on this issue. While I don't often coach polarities, we must remain charged on this point. We who oppose LFAS are asking everyone to be conservative towards the marine environment. We want to conserve the acoustic functionability of the oceans. We want to
conserve all opportunities for peace.

Jean, I hope you will continue to inform your readers about LFAS and about this acoustic anarchy. I look forward to bringing to your readers more specific suggestions in the near future.

Thank you, as always.
Cheryl A. Magill


Michael Jasny <> - Associate Natural Resources Defense Council - wrote:

National Marine Fisheries Service is at it again. They first don't mind torturing a few whales for the Makah, now they want to deafen or kill them for the Navy. LFAS have caused the death of many whales and dolphins. After one sonar test dolphins and whales beached themselves
and all had blood coming from their ears. Those that didn't die outright would starve to death because they can't locate prey or navigate in the water. Can you imagine what a horrible and painful death that would be?"


From: "Lucia Gillot" <>
Subject: Fw: Network to Stop LFAS Worldwide
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001


I know you are active in halting this, please send to all your networks.

Thank you and much love,
Lucia Gillot

--- Original Message ---

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2001
Subject: [WILD_SEAS] Network to Stop LFAS Worldwide

Please distribute as wide as possible ! Be informed about the Stop LFAS Worldwide Network and become proactive yourself !

The Stop LFAS Worldwide Network is an unincorporated association of individuals and affiliated organizations who have dedicated their time and energies to preventing deployment of Low Frequency Active Sonar (LFAS) by any nation, including the United States.

Network associates live in many different nations, with most associates living in the United States. The Stop LFAS Worldwide E-mail list was started during Phase III testing of LFAS off the coast of Hawaii in 1998.

The purpose of the Stop LFAS Worldwide Network is to create public awareness internationally of the threat to the marine environment posed by LFAS and to organize citizens internationally to save our oceans and our planet from that threat, which also damages people, who are diving. 
The Network takes the position that LFAS is especially harmful to the deep diving marine mammals in the SOFAR layer and that acoustic pollution wastes natural and monetary resources.

The Network opposes an escalation of active acoustic devices and acoustic weapons technology in our oceans as being harmful to marine life and to human coastal communities.

The Network provides regular updates on developments related to LFAS, including research findings, strandings, cover ups, and military disinformation. These updates are sent to associates, non-associatedsubscribers to the Network newsletter, governments of the
world, the UN and the media.

The Network maintains web site locations accessible to the general public containing information related to LFAS, such as and

These sites provide links to hundreds of other related sites and links to archived radio interviews, such as those found at

The Network coordinates with cetacean protection groups and environmental organizations as an information resource. The coordinators and/or associates have participated in eight separate international radio broadcasts discussing LFAS, all of which were simultaneously
transmitted across the Internet and reached an international audience.

Associates include scientists, authors, journalists, musicians and wildlife photographers. There are health therapists who use natural settings in their healing strategies and naturalists who draw spiritual benefit from undisturbed natural surroundings.

Associates also include groups which focus on animal rights, & aquarium management as well as spiritual groups that have integrated prayers for quiet oceans into their meditations.

Associates participated in Navy workshops discussing LFAS, conducted and participated in the litigation filed to challenge the US Navy's Phase III testing program off the Island of Hawai`i, appeared at public hearings conducted by the Navy as part of the EIS process, and filed comments on the draft EIS issued for deployment of SURTASS LFA.

Associates participated with marine mammal experts from other organizations in a California Coastal Commission workshop on LFAS.

And here is a description of LFA Sonar in several languages (NOTE INCLUDED IN THIS ERN COMPILATION).

Low Frequency Active Sonar Defined

Here is a definition of Low Frequency Active Sonar. This definition is presented in various languages so that people around the world can begin to understand more about this invasive technology which threatens the acoustic habitat of our oceans.

Low frequency active sonar is a device using multiple, high intensity sound sources to broadcast a low frequency signal into the ocean. That signal bounces off objects in the water and returns to a listening device. The listening device analyzes the signal to determine the nature of the object and the location of the object. Many nations and NATO are developing such devices to locate submarines.

High intensity, low frequency sound can cause harm to marine life. Cetaceans are particularly vulnerable because they rely upon sound for many of their daily activities. High intensity, low frequency sound can make a whale deaf; can cause a whale's lung tissue to shear; can disrupt
mating, feeding, and singing behaviors; and may cause long term harm to the recovery of endangered and threatened species.

The use of low frequency active sonar devices is becoming wide spread at the same time the evidence of serious harm to marine life is emerging. In 1996, Curvier's Beaked Whales stranded along the Grecian coast at the same time a NATO fleet broadcast using low frequency active sonar. Dr. Alexandros Frantzis analyzed the strandings and concluded that the probability that sonar caused the strandings was 99.9%. A later NATO study concluded that the strandings could not have been caused by a natural source.

In March 2000, the U.S. Navy conducted a test of active sonar off the Bahamas at the same time as a naval fleet passed by broadcasting sonar from six different ships. Seventeen cetaceans stranded and nine died. Blood in the eyes, blood in the brains, and damage to lung tissue
appeared in the necropsies of the cetaceans. The cause of this disaster is still under investigation.

These are only some of the examples strongly suggesting that high intensity sonars are a threat to marine life. The time has come to support a moratorium on any further use of high intensity, low frequency sonar. The military can use sophisticated passive technology to find submarines and avoid threatening the long term health of marine life and the marine environment.

Here's a handy reference guide courtesy of Ocean Futures :

Questions and answers: LFA and Marine Mammals

Overview What is LFA? How powerful is the sound level generated by LFA? What are some of the other forms of sonar technology used by the Navy? What are the decibel levels produced by natural noise sources and by whales? Are there examples of artificially generated acoustic levels from military tests affecting marine mammals? What is the decibel level known to affect humans? What is the decibel level and range the Navy uses in LFA tests? What were the environmental conditions, decibel level and range during exercises performed by the Navy on March 15, 2000? 
Overview According to the U.S. Navy final environmental impact statement (January 2001), LFA sonar technology is employed in the ocean including "areas necessary to prevent 180 dB sound pressure level (SPL) or greater within 22 kilometers (or 12 nautical miles) of land, in offshore biologically important areas during biologically important seasons and in areas necessary to prevent greater than 145 dB at known recreational and commercial dive sites." The sonar operational areas are inhabited by marine animals, including birds, fish, sea turtles and marine mammals." This complex technology incorporates a variety of underwater testing
parameters such as depth, contour of the ocean bottom, water temperature sonar pulses or "pings", the number of pings and time duration, single sonar arrays, multiple arrays and towed versus stationary sonar devices.

What is LFA? LFA, or low frequency active sonar, involves transmitting high-volume low frequency sound pulses over a long range underwater. According to the Navy, it would function much like a floodlight, using sound waves to scan the ocean for quiet enemy submarines at enormous geographic distance

The Natural Resources Defense Council reports that LFA is a sound system so powerful that a single sound source transmitter generates sound at levels of 215 decibels. An entire array can produce sound at 230 dB, flooding hundreds of square miles of ocean with noise. When comparing these figures with other data, far lower levels of military sonar causes biological disturbances in whales - as low as just 120 dB.

How powerful is the sound level generated by LFA? LFA is measured in decibels. The decibel scale expresses sound in increasing orders of magnitude, making 170 dB ten times the sound intensity of 160 dB (thus 180 dB is 100 times the intensity of 160dB.) In this way, it can use
very small numbers to compare sounds of radically different intensities, from a quiet breeze to a nuclear explosion.

What are some of the other forms of sonar technology used by the Navy?  --
-- Tactical sonar - 235 decibels, at mid-range frequencies of 3,500 to 7,500 hertz.
-- Low-frequency active sonar (LFAs) - 215 - 230 decibels
-- Acoustic thermometry of ocean climate (ATOC) - noise to approx 195 decibels
-- Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) - 235 decibels (4)

What are the decibel levels produced by natural noise sources and by whales?
Noise Source Noise Source Levels Lightening Strike on Water Surface 260
dB (max) Seafloor Volcanic Eruption 255+ dB (max) Fin Whale 160-186 dB
Humpback Whale 175-190 dB Bowhead Whale 158-189 dB Blue Whale 188 dB
(max) Southern Right Whale 172-187 dB Gray Whale 185 dB (max) measured at range zero.

Source: SURTASS LFA Environmental Impact Statement

Are there examples of artificially generated acoustic levels from military tests affecting marine mammals? (2): Bowhead whales show avoidance at 120 dB as do gray whales in the migratory path of sound at this level Humpback whales exhibit cessation in "singing" above 155 dB
Sperm and pilot whales stop singing when exposed to 220 dB

What is the decibel level known to affect humans? According to the Navy's own study, scientists briefly exposed a 32-year-old Navy diver to LFA sonar at a level of 160 decibels -- a fraction of the intensity at which the LFA system is designed to operate. After 12 minutes, the diver experienced severe symptoms, including dizziness and drowsiness. After being hospitalized, he relapsed, suffering memory dysfunction and seizure. Two years later he was being treated with anti-depressant and anti-seizure medications.

What is the decibel level and range the Navy uses in LFA tests? At the test source, 215dB are produced from a single array (up to 235 for multiple arrays) (2.1.1 and response to Comment 2-1.1 (Page 10-47) of the Navy FEIS). The sound field designed as the LFA mitigation zone is
greater than or equal to 180dB within 22 km (12nm) of any coastline and in the offshore biologically important areas that exist outside the 22km zone during the biologically important season for that area. ( Navy FEIS.)

What were the environmental conditions, decibel level and range during exercises performed by the Navy on March 15, 2000?

According to data posted on MARMAM, the US Navy, in a detailed acoustic analysis, has found certain environmental conditions existed when Navy ships transiting through the Bahamas last March used active sonar systems at the same time over a dozen whales beached themselves on islands nearby. The use of Navy sonar systems under these environmental
conditions may have affected whales in the area, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service says in a Nov. 15 press release.

The findings could have implications for the Navy's use of active sonar, which it frequently employs in training operations worldwide.

The US Navy and the US fisheries service released information from a detailed US Navy analysis of a computer model that confirmed the presence of a "surface duct" in the New Providence Channel at the time the whales stranded. Surface ducts affect how sound travels. The analysis examined the acoustic field that was created by several ships' sonar systems last March and included a thorough look at the environmental conditions that affect sound travel, according to the fisheries service. Five ships and one submarine using sonar were transiting through the channel at the time. The ships were using sonar at a power output of 235 decibels, at mid-range frequencies of 3,500 to 7,500 hertz.

You can take action on the LFA issue by:

Join us in being a "voice for the ocean!" Click to become an Ocean Futures member now - it's
easy and it's free. Send your ACTION E-LETTER now from that site.

Let your voice be heard now! Write to your Navy and your local governmental representatives. Ask them to end the Navy's Active Sonar program.

Unfortunately, the US agency in charge for the LFAS hearing will NOT accept comments submitted by email or the Internet. Comments should be mailed to: Donna Wieting, Chief; Marine Mammal Conservation Division;
Office of Protected Resources; National Marine Fisheries Service; 1315
East-West Highway; Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226.

Alternatively, you can send your comments to Ms. Wieting by fax:

And join the: Stop LFAS Worldwide Interactive Newsletter.

This newletter is a very valuable source, produced by a grass-roots group, which began about two and a half years ago in protest over the introduction of SURTASS LFAS sound pressure waves into the ocean waters off Hawaii. Stop LFAS Worldwide is an organisation to bring public awareness internationally to save our oceans and our planet from this acoustic mayhem.

It is an Internet Communication Network for those who are trying to learn more about the acoustic testing and who are concerned with the damage it might cause to marine life, swimmers and divers.


More and more groups are standing shoulder to shoulder on this matter of acoustic harm, and it is very important to bring the topic to the attention of all people!

SAVE OUR SOULS, our oceans and our planet from this acoustic mayhem!

Low Frequency Active Sonar is in the process of being deployed worldwide by the US Navy and NATO to supposedly detect enemy submarines. Recently, the use of high intensity sonars has been associated with massive strandings of cetacean in the Bahamas. Several species stranded and each of those who died were discovered through necropsies to have experienced
trauma which damaged their ears and eyes where membranes had ruptured and there was bleeding. This tragic incident coincided with acoustic testing in March of 2000.

In direct contrast to these unnerving events, the Stop LFAS Worldwide Network was involved in litigation in Federal Court. The group filed the paperwork on February 29th along with 10 other plaintiffs all represented by Attorney, Lanny Sinkin. In the midst of the litigation
efforts while trying to compile further information about these latest strandings, the Stop LFAS Worldwide Network, founded by Benedick Howard and Cheryl Magill, was recognized by the Earth Society Foundation & received an Earth Day Award, which is both a global honor and

While the US Navy has not disclosed actual sound levels, we know through published articles that NATO has been using sound applications called Time Reversed Acoustics which use a playback method to make the underwater sound so focused and so powerful that it can kill and maim whales, dolphins and sea life. It would be useless to compare this sound to another man-made non-explosive noise in another medium because the attenuation of this disruptive force continues many hundreds of miles. And now with Time Reversed Mirroring techniques being employed, the combined background chaos serves as a greater method of focusing the
noise at a distance. This is "sound" but it is most useful to think of it as "power."

It has been stated by the US Navy that they wish to use Low Frequency Active Sonar in 80% of the world's oceans. So this involves just about all of us from everywhere!

REALIZE ! The whales that died in the Bahamas had eyes bleeding, and ears bleeding from trauma after being exposed to just ordinary sonar within a channel.

IMAGINE ! The LFAS technology would have impact each time it is used on hundreds of miles of ocean and will be deployed in 80% of the world's oceans, if YOU don't STOP it.

WAKE UP ! The main site address of the the group used to be: and it remains an excellent site!
The pages of Links have grown to hundreds of links and people tend to go there for the latest updates.

For many of the Internet Links begin on "Listen to LFAS Viewpoints." To get there, go to:

Since that free site now has ads on it, people could also go to the officious site of the group, which is:

You will find that the information and resources are extensive.

Further information is available at (viewpoints).
If you would like to learn more about the stoplfas group, please visit and

Wild vs. Captive Dolphin Facts

In the Wild In Captivity
Dolphin can live up to 55 yrs 53% die within the first 3 months
Orcas live up to 90 yrs Average life span = 5.2 
Eat live fish Fed dead fish
Live in complex social structures, staying with family their entire lives. Often isolated in barren tanks, many suffer from stress. Some commit suicide!
Swim up to 50 miles/day, and dive to depths of 100 to 1000 feet 8 foot dolphins an legally be confined in 24x24foot tanks, only 6 feet deep.
Live in ocean's salt water Live in chlorinated, treated water
Use sonar to "see" and to interact Unable to use sonar because of sound bouncing off tank walls. A hall of mirrors.
Can reproduce every 2-3 years starting at age 10-12. At least 1/3 of all captive births die.
Average offspring = about 6-7 Captive breeding is very poor. Average offspring = less than 1
Live free. Captive dolphins perform unnatural "circus" tricks, beg for food, give rides to be fed.

More Dolphin FaQs

Captive Dolphin Links

The Dolphin Project for Captive Cetaceans - The Dolphin Project was established on Earth Day 1970 and is dedicated to abolishing the billion-dollar dolphin slave trade.

FRONTLINE Special Report: 'A Whale of a Business' - Comprehensive information regarding the debate over captive whales and dolphins, including articles, viewer mail, pro and anti-captivity views, a close look at Sea World and interviews.

European Cetacean Organization - "Dying to Please You"

Pictures of Captive Dolphins

Appalling Dolphin Situation in Spain

4th of July - World Day for Captive Dolphins - Finland

4th of July - World Day for Captive Dolphins - Canada

Pacific Whale Foundation

A Dolphin Encounter - Captive Dolphins

Dolphins in Cyprus - They Died

Prevention of Animal Suffering

Alarm Over Captive Dolphin Plan

No More Captive Dolphins in Hawaii

Dolphins Head to Prison Camp - Hawaii - Editorial

Facts on Captive Dolphins - Hampton Roads, VA - Constructing new Dolphinarium

Navy Dolphins

International Dolphin Watch - Wild Dolphins Dying from Pollution

More Facts

A study in 1985 revealed that of 32 killer whales examined after dying in aquariums around the world, half had died of bacterial infections, and one quarter of pneumonia. 53% of those dolphins who survive the violent capture die within 90 days.The average life span of a dolphin in the wild is 45 years; yet half of all captured dolphins die within their first two years of captivity. The survivors last an average of only 5 years in captivity. Every seven years, half of all dolphins in captivity die from capture shock, pneumonia, intestinal disease, ulcers, chlorine poisoning, and other stress-related illnesses.

To the captive dolphin industry, these facts are accepted as routine operating expenses. In many tanks the water is full of chemicals as well as bacteria, causing many health problems in dolphins including blindness. When a baby dolphin is born in captivity, the news is usually kept secret until the calf shows signs of survival. Although marine mammals do breed in captivity, the birth rate is not nearly as successful as the one in the wild, with high infant mortality rates.

Wild dolphins can swim 40 to 100 miles per day - in pools they go around in circles. Many marine parks subject their mammals to hunger so they will perform for their food. Jumping through hoops, tailwalking and playing ball are trained behaviors that do not occur in the wild. Dolphins are predators of fish and spend up to half of their time in the wild hunting for food. Supplying dead fish results in less exercise and lack of mental stimulation, thus causing boredom. When trapped together, males often become agitated and domineering. This creates pecking orders (unknown in the wild) and unprovoked attacks on each other and the trainers. In the ocean, although fights are not unknown, the wild dolphins have a chance to escape. Confined animals who abuse themselves (banging their heads against the walls) are creating stimuli which their environment cannot supply. Dolphins in captivity tend to develop stereotypical behaviors (swimming in repetitive circle pattern, with eyes closed and in silence) because of boredom and confinement .This is equivalent to the swaying and pacing of primates, lions, tigers and bears confined in cages.

Tuesday, September 5, 2000

Dolphins don't belong in tanks

The plan of the Texas State Aquarium (TSA) to build the first dolphinarium in this country in more than a decade is alarming. As the trainer of the dolphins used in the TV series "Flipper," I have seen firsthand the suffering imposed on captive dolphins.

According to Thomas Schmid, director of the Aquarium, the proposed dolphin tank will meet a genuine need, as TSA will display only "non-releasable dolphins" that will act as "ambassadors for their species."

The dolphin captivity industry routinely makes the claim that captive dolphins are better off remaining in captivity for the rest of their lives, as they have lost their natural survival skills and no longer know how to live in the oceans.

This claim is made with no scientific evidence to substantiate it. It presents one of the captivity industry's many double standards: Even though captivity has destroyed the dolphins' ability to survive in nature and made them dependent on people, they are wild enough to educate the public about the true nature of dolphins.

There are about a thousand captive dolphins around the world. They can be found in amusement parks, swim programs, roadside shows, traveling dolphin shows, dolphinariums, shopping centers, a discotheque, and a gambling casino. As long as there is a paying audience to sustain the profits made from displaying these victim dolphins, it is not in the interest of the billion-dollar dolphin captivity industry to find out how many can be returned to the wild, and the proper research has never been done. Instead, the captivity industry continues to breed the dolphins, thereby creating more "non-releasable" dolphins.

Dolphins are free-ranging, highly intelligent, social, and sonic creatures. Captivity takes away the three most important aspects of their lives: their families, their world of sound, and their ability to swim freely. Confinement of dolphins does represent a form of education, but it's a form of bad education in that it teaches millions of people that it is permissible to abuse nature. To call dolphins "ambassadors" is simply a desperate attempt to sanitize the exploitation of these animals.

Some dolphins born in captivity have been confined within the same barren walls of a concrete tank all their lives. They think the roof is the sky and have never experienced the simplest elements of nature, such as the natural rhythm of the sea, the sunshine, and the rain. They will never swim in a straight line for as long as they desire; nor will they ever use their speed, intelligence, and sonar to catch live fish. They are freaks created for our amusement and have no social redeeming value.

Not all captive dolphins can be successfully returned to the wild. This is because habitat dictates behavior. The habitat of captive dolphins is so radically altered, it changes their behavior, leaving their natural abilities corrupted and distorted. Does that mean they have to spend the rest of their lives in a concrete tank? According to TSA, the answer is yes. They want to build another, bigger tank for them.

By doing so, TSA perpetuates the problem instead of solving it. I suggest we abolish the tank and re-adapt the dolphins into a more natural environment - a sea pen where they can once again experience the natural rhythm of the sea, the currents, the tides, the sunshine, and the thrill of chasing live fish. Once back in the ocean, the individual dolphin can be properly evaluated for release, and non-releasable dolphins can live out their lives without further exploitation.

A few years ago, Gov. George W. Bush and the citizens of Corpus Christi, through "Vision 2000," endorsed the concept of declaring Corpus Christi Bay a state park. Creating a captive dolphin sanctuary would fit perfectly into this idea. It would send a powerful message to the rest of the world about Texas' respect for nature and its inhabitants. Now, that's educational.

(Richard O'Barry is the director of the Dophin Project. He is the author of "Behind the Dolphin Smile" and a new book, "To Free a Dolphin." His e-mail address is Website for the Dolphin Project is located at

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Date: 29-08-00

Newspaper: Regular National

Tauranga, Aug 29, 2000 - Helping New Zealand become the first country in the world to ban dolphins from captivity has become the mission of a Bay of Plenty student.

Amy Taylor is in her second year of BOP Polytechnic's marine studies diploma and is also the Tauranga co-ordinator for the Auckland-based group Save Animals From Exploitation (Safe).

Five of Australia's six states -- with the exception of Queensland -- and the American state of South Carolina had banned the mammals from captivity, Ms Taylor said.

She said Marineland in Napier was now the only place in New Zealand where cetaceans were kept in captivity. There were currently two dolphins housed in concrete tanks at the fun park.

Since its inception in 1965 Marineland had seen 78 dolphins go through its tanks, all taken from the wild, she said.

The average life expectancy of a dolphin in captivity was six years, compared with 30 years in the wild.

``They die mostly from stress related diseases and abscesses.'' Safe was attempting to gain the support of an MP to put a bill before the house, Ms Taylor said.

National MP Annabel Young last year tried to introduce a member's bill but it was unsuccessful.

The animal rights organisation hoped a bill would get to a select committee and Ms Taylor was currently writing a submission to Parliament.

Marineland manager Gary Macdonald said the park's two common dolphins were both in their 30s and had been at the park since 1974. The common dolphin had a life expectancy of 20 years.

``One of the things our opponents always throw up is that a lot of dolphins have been through Marineland.

``But 90 percent of the dolphins were here in first few years of park.''



Hurricane lashes, frees captive dolphins

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - These victims of Hurricane Gert could hardly have sought inland shelter: Four dolphins hurled out of their beachside pool and battered by storm debris escaped to sea and now must fend for themselves in unfamiliar terrain.

Bystanders watched helplessly as the walkways around the pool at Dolphin Quest came loose Tuesday afternoon, when Gert brushed by Bermuda with 110 mph winds.

The four dolphins in the pool - including a mother and calf - cried out as they were pummeled by debris being cast about by the wind.

''They are taking a battering. One of them is cut badly,'' said Graham Outerbridge, an environmentalist.

About an hour later, when the tide rose, the trapped mammals escaped and swam out to sea, where they were could be seen from the ravaged shore.

Outerbridge was even more horrified: ''They've been abandoned to the raging sea!''

He had a point: Dolphin Quest said the four dolphins, which are kept in a pool so guests can swim with them, aren't used to feeding themselves and will find fish stocks scarce in Bermuda's hurricane-ravaged waters.

''We will feed them as soon as we have the conditions to reach them,'' said Dr. Rae Stone, who runs the dolphin pool at the Southampton Princess Beach Club.

But she admitted this might not be possible for days because small aircraft have been warned to stay away from the water. By the time Gert leaves entirely, there was no telling where - and in what condition - the dolphins will be.

''We would like to maintain visual contact and would hope members of the public would let us know if they see them,'' she said.

Many of those who had witnessed the dolphins' ordeal questioned why they had been left behind in the exposed pool when there was ample warning from Sunday night that Gert, then packing winds up to 130 mph, would swing close to Bermuda.

''The company had enough time to know about this,'' said Gary Lightbourne. ''They should have had an action plan ready. I won't be paying money to see the dolphins after seeing the way they treat them.''

Stone said four other dolphins were removed over the weekend.

The calf, she said, was too young to be transported, which meant her mother and two mates also remained.

''Dolphins work together as a social unit. They are the same as people,'' she said, adding that the company had tried to protect the dolphins by removing some of the fencing around the compound.

''If they don't survive I'll be heartbroken,'' Stone said.

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Maui Mayor Backs Dolphin Facility Despite Boycott Threat
By Gary Kubota

KIHEI, Maui -- Maui County Mayor James "Kimo" Apana said today he continues to support the relocation of the Dolphin Institute to Maui, despite a threat of an entertainment industry boycott on the Valley Isle.

Apana said the accommodations on Maui will be much better than the facilities for the institute at Oahu's Kewalo Basin.

"I believe the dolphins will be in a better situation than they are now," Apana said.

Apana was responding to a threat from "Free Willy" executive film producer Richard Donner to lead a boycott if the institute relocates to the Valley Isle with its four captive dolphins.

The threat was issued in a letter to Apana that became public during a Maui Planning Commission meeting last night.

The meeting was held to determine whether to grant permits to the 29-acre Maui Nui Park project that includes five to six acres of land for the institute. The commission was expected to make a decision on the project today.

Donner said he felt the four dolphins should be released back into the wild in phases, in a way similar to what happened to the orca Keiko, who was the star of "Free Willy."

Donner said with the help of Earth Island Institute, Keiko is living in an open sea pen in Iceland and slowly being reintroduced into the ocean wilderness after spending more than 20 years in captivity in Mexico.

"In reality, this whale is doing phenomenally," Donner said. "He proves the fact that it can be done."

Dolphin Institute officials have said previous studies show captive dolphins, including the four coming to Maui, are unlikely to survive if released into the wild.

"To release them would be to kill them," said Lou Herman, a University of Hawaii professor and institute co-founder. Herman assured the commission that no other dolphins will be taken from the wild.

About 130 people attended the hearing last night at the Kihei Community Center.

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation plans to develop 257,000 square feet of building space and 812 parking stalls at the site, mauka of Suda Store between Piilani Highway and South Kihei Road.

Supporters favoring the proposed park outnumbered the opposition 2-to-1 in testimony.

More than 30 people testified for the Maui Nui Park project and cited the additional jobs and educational benefits it would bring to the community. But 13 people testified against the project, many opposed to the institute's use of captive dolphins in its research.

"What we're talking about is constructing a new prison," said Ryan Shapiro, a coordinator with Animal Rights Hawaii.

About five or six acres of land is being set aside for the Dolphin institute, which plans to build a number of structures, including a one-acre salt water lagoon, an isolation tank, a research building and a learning center.

The plan also calls for a main building housing featuring educational exhibits with restaurants and retail shops, a 500-seat indoor amphitheater and luau garden, wharf and boat ride, wedding chapel, an exhibition hall and an aviary.

Foundation officials hope to attract 1,500 to 2,000 visitors a day.

Kihei Community Association official Barney Eiting said the park will provide jobs and educational opportunities.

Supporters pointed out the Dolphin Institute has assisted more than 30 students to get graduate degrees and the relocation will help to expand the research.

Some residents said they were worried about the flooding that occurs occasionally near Suda Store and about any added traffic at the site, which is at Kihei's entrance.

Date: 4/4/2001
From: Amanda Hayley

Hi Friends,

Above is a photo of the dolphins from the lab that Todd recorded for me in Hawaii. Just thought you might like to see the face of the cutie singing with me.

Peace and Love
Amanda Hayley

If interested in dolphins these are the people I am helping. My music will be on their documentries. Hopefully we will help them raise what they need to help these beauties in the sea.

Our family ... They are working with computors to commincate with dolphins. And they are also trying to bring awareness regarding the tuna fisherman and their dangerous nets.

If anyone wants to help let me know.

400 Dolphins Wash Up Dead Off African Coast

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (April 29) - Scientists tried to discover Saturday why hundreds of dolphins washed up dead on a beach popular with tourists on the northern coast of Zanzibar.

Among other possibilities, marine biologists were examining whether U.S. Navy sonar threw the animals off course.

Villagers and fishermen were burying the remains of the roughly 400 bottlenose dolphins, which normally live in deep offshore waters but washed up Friday along a 2 1/2-mile stretch of coast in Tanzania's Indian Ocean archipelago.

The animals may have been disturbed by some unknown factor, or poisoned, before they became stranded in shallow waters and died, said Narriman Jiddawi, a marine biologist at the Institute of Marine Science of the University of Dar es Salaam.

Experts planned to examine the dolphins' heads to assess whether they had been affected by military sonar.

Some scientists surmise that loud bursts of sonar, which can be heard for miles in the water, may disorient or scare marine mammals, causing them to surface too quickly and suffer the equivalent of what divers call the bends - when sudden decompression forms nitrogen bubbles in tissue.

A U.S. Navy task force patrols the coast of East Africa as part of counterterrorism operations. A Navy official was not immediately available for comment, but the service rarely speaks about the location of submarines at sea.

A preliminary examination of their dolphins' stomach contents failed to show the presence of squid beaks or other remains of animals hunted by dolphins.

That was an indication that the dolphins either had not eaten for a long time or had vomited, Jiddawi said.

Their general condition, however, appeared to show that they had eaten recently, since their ribs were not clearly visible under the skin, she said.

Although Jiddawi said Friday that poisoning had been ruled out, experts were preparing to further examine the dolphins' stomachs for traces of poisonous substances such as toxic "red tides" of algae.

Zanzibar's resorts attract many visitors who come to watch and swim with wild humpback dolphins, which generally swim closer to shore than the Indo-Pacific bottlenose.

The humpbacks, bottlenose, and spinner dolphins are the most common species in Zanzibar's coastal waters.

The most conclusive link between the use of military sonar and injury to marine mammals was observed from the stranding of whales in 2000 in the Bahamas. The U.S. Navy later acknowledged that sonar likely contributed to the stranding of the extremely shy species.

"These animals must have been disoriented and ended up in shallow waters, where they died," Abdallah Haji, a 43-year-old fisherman, said Saturday as he helped bury the dolphins near the bloodied beach.

Residents had cut open the animals' bellies to take their livers, which they use to make waterproofing material for boats.

"We have never seen this type of dolphin in our area," said Haji, who said he has fished in Zanzibar's waters for more than two decades.

04/29/06 16:37 EDT


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