Navy LookoutThe Navy implements protective measures to reduce or avoid potential effects on marine species, including:

  • Posting qualified Lookouts to visually observe the area for federally protected marine species prior to and during activities
  • Establishing mitigation areas for marine species
  • Powering down or shutting down active sonar if marine mammals or sea turtles are observed within the mitigation zone
  • Exercising caution while transiting to avoid collisions with marine mammals and sea turtles