Whale Museum Lecture: Whales and Shipping

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.

Posted on September 6, 2017 at 5:30 am by

Categories: Around Here, Science, Wildlife
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