Groups fight noise blasts in home of blue whales

Groups fight noise blasts in home of blue whales Federal government faces court test over bid to stop research soundings.
Environmental groups are taking the federal government to court in hopes of stopping seismic soundings from a U.S. research vessel in an area used by endangered whales.
The RV Marcus Langseth, owned by the U.S. government and operated by Columbia University in New York, could be in the Endeavour Hydrothermal Vents Marine Protected Area, 250 kilometres southwest of Vancouver Island, late this week.

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