Whale Research Lab, Dave Duffus

(March 24, 2016) - A UVic-led mission involving an underwater ocean glider equipped with acoustic sensors, sonar and hydrophones is underway off Flores Island, north of Tofino, as part of the WHaLE initiative funded by MEOPAR. Researchers at UVic and Dalhousie University, with support from Ocean Tracking Network, UVic’s Ocean Networks Canada, UBC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Pacific) and 17 other agencies, will deepen our knowledge of rare and threatened baleen whales and help protect them from ship strikes on this coast. Stories were published in Metro News and Vancouver Sun (also picked up online by Ottawa Citizen).  Metro  VSun  UVic News

Dave Duffus (Geography) spoke to CBC Radio Victoria's "All Points West" at 4:50 p.m. yesterday about the UVic-led underwater ocean glider project, part of the national WHaLE initiative.  UVic News