Maps of Areas Off Southern California Protected from Certain Navy Sonar Activities

September 11, 2015

In a recent settlement, the U.S. Navy agreed to protect habitat through the end of 2018 for the most vulnerable marine mammal populations, including endangered blue whales for which waters off Southern California are a globally important feeding area; and numerous small, resident whale and dolphin populations off Hawai'i, for which the islands are literally an oasis, their only home. These maps from the settlement indicate where certain Navy activities will be limited.