The Navy implements protective measures to reduce or avoid potential effects on marine species.
- Post qualified Lookouts to visually observe the area for marine species within mitigation zones prior to and during activities.
- Establish mitigation zones for marine species; power down or shut down active sonar if marine mammals or sea turtles are observed within the mitigation zone.
- Implement geographic mitigation measures.
- Exercise caution while transiting to avoid risk of collision with marine mammals and sea turtles.