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Temat: Dolphin deaths in Florida Keys
Dolphins stranded on day of sub mission
by JENNIFER BABSON, The Miami Herald
March 8th, 2005
KEY WEST - A nuclear-powered submarine used two different types of active sonar to navigate over several days as it trained off the Florida Keys last week, including the day of a massive dolphin stranding in Marathon, the U.S. Navy said late Monday.
At the time, the submarine was approximately 39 nautical miles southwest of Marathon, where about 80 rough-toothed dolphins -- nearly 30 of which have since died -- beached suddenly late Wednesday.
The submarine, the Connecticut-based USS Philadelphia, was in the Keys for about 10 days, the Navy said.
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