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Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Plot Thickens Surrounding the Death of L112

Christopher Dunagan of the Kitsap Sun interviewed Ken Balcomb after his comment in the San Juan Journal, "Clearly the animal was blown up," referring to the three-year old member of L-Pod, L112. Ken elaborated on his comments, stating he believes she may have died due to a bomb dropped from an aircraft. This is starting to look like a more likely theory than after effects of the sonar exercises, in part because Joe Gaydos of the SeaDoc Society, who conducted the cranial necropsy, said L112 did not swim far after receiving blunt force trauma to the head before she died.

Read the full article here.


Blue Heron said...

When sonar didn't do the trick in our war against the cetaceans, we turned to outright bombing and small arms fire.

The K said...

Eesh! The link to the article leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Hope the Navy sheds some more light on this issue.