Whale Museum Lecture: Whales and Shipping

Posted September 6, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Whales & Ship­ping — Pho­to Shan­non Rankin, NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC

The Whale Museum’s lec­ture series con­tin­ues this Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 7 at 6:30 pm with a lec­ture by Krista Trounce of the Van­cou­ver Fras­er Port Author­i­ty and Dr. Jason Wood from Sea Mam­mal Research Unit (SMRU) Con­sult­ing North Amer­i­ca (based here in Fri­day Har­bor). They will be pre­sent­ing on the ship slow down tri­al that is cur­rent­ly tak­ing place in Haro Strait.

The study is a world first and extreme­ly excit­ing as it inves­ti­gates whether slow­ing ships down will reduce ship noise in the ocean, and is hap­pen­ing right in our back yard! The cru­cial data for this study are being col­lect­ed from the live hydrophone sys­tem that we, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Whale Muse­um have deployed from Lime Kiln Point State Park. Link here to Lime Kiln Live.

Come learn how the Enhanc­ing Cetacean Habi­tat and Obser­va­tion (ECHO) pro­gram is work­ing to reduce the impact of ves­sel traf­fic on whales in the Sal­ish Sea. 

The lec­ture is free and open to the pub­lic. For more infor­ma­tion, call (360) 378‑4710 ext.30. The Whale Muse­um is locat­ed in Fri­day Har­bor at 62 First Street N.

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