LONDON — Marine wildlife specialists will attempt Thursday to maneuver a pod of bottlenose whales from Scottish coastal waters where Europe’s biggest naval exercise is all about to start.
Exercise Joint Warrior is supposed to begin Saturday on Gare Loch, among a series of sea lochs on the west shore of Scotland. Animal welfare experts say sonar in the vessels could damage the whales.
British Divers Marine Life Rescue Medics say the whales are seen in the region throughout the previous month.
It states its rescue ships and military ships will be used to lure the marine mammals back out to sea but”there is not any guarantee it’ll be prosperous, given the thickness of water and space that has to be covered.”
Exercise Joint Warrior entails ships, troops, and aircraft from countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Japan, Canada, and the USA. It’s due to run until Oct. 15.