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It began with the news of the stranding of a single whale in the Bahamas in 2000, but before long, veteran scientist Ken Balcomb and his research partner wife Diane Claridge learned of a number of others. At first, they were puzzled, but eventually a probable cause for the beaching, most of them fatal, became frighteningly apparent: the U.S. Navy's high-intensity active sonar was responsible. In this revelatory book, science writer Joshua Horwitz recounts the quest of Balcomb and whale volunteers to identify and expose the culprits. What follows in War of the Whales is an all-too-true story of Navy resistance, cover-up, and obstruction. Bob Woodward has already lauded this book as "a gripping, brilliantly told tale of the secret and deadly struggle between American national security and the kings of the ocean."