March 16, 2012
A female right whale swims at the surface of the water with her calf a few miles off the Georgia coast. A federal judge heard a case Thursday involving a lawsuit to stop the Navy from establishing an undersea training range for submarines off the coasts of south Georgia in the same waters where endangered right whales birth their calves.
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Environmentalists asked a federal judge Thursday to decide whether the Navy must halt plans to build a $100 million offshore training range because of potential threats to endangered right whales.