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The Latest On: Mid-Pacific

December 3, 2013 | Feature

Voyaging Back From an Age of Extinction

Steller’s sea cow was the first to disappear after a voyage of discovery accelerated a wave of extinction in North America. The tiny palila bird was the first to benefit from Earthjustice’s use of a law passed to end the extinctions.

September 14, 2015 | Map

Navy Sonar & Marine Mammals: Map 4

Areas off the coast of Southern California, near San Nicolas Island, Santa Catalina Island and San Clemente Island.

September 14, 2015 | Legal Document

Court Document: Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales and Dolphins

A federal court entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawai‘i, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat.