Lauren McWhinnie : In defence of the Salish Sea

Lauren McWhinnie was interviewed by the Times Colonist about the deployment of hydrophones along BC's coast to monitor the impact of human activity on the area's marine ecosystem. The project, known as the Salish Sea Acoustic Monitoring and Educational Outreach Project, is a partnership between Ocean Networks Canada and the Vancouver Aquarium.  The Salish Sea Acoustic Monitoring and Educational Outreach Project uses data from a triangle of hydrophones installed at East Point, on Saturna Island, to monitor the impact of human activity on the area’s marine ecosystem, particularly the endangered southern-resident orcas and other whale species. McWhinnie says, “We have noticed that the whales stop calling each other when the marine environment is busy [when ships are passing] and resume when it quietens down.” Read the full article here.

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