The Canadian Press

2015-09-15 | Whales Research

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Another underwater listening station is operating in British Columbia's Salish Sea and researchers hope to use it to guage how shipping noise impacts at-risk whales. Scott McLean of Ocean Networks Canada says the station uses hydrophones, which are in about 170 metres of water. McLean says they are set up right next to shipping lanes and will monitor southern resident killer whales, listed as "at risk" by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. (The installation on Monday was part of a program run by Port Metro Vancouver, the University of Victoria's Ocean Networks Canada and the hydrophone's manufacturer..)

Date: 2015-09-15
Placeline: VICTORIA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 14 seconds

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