Submitted by The Whale Museum
On Sept. 7, Krista Trounce, the Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation Project manager, will give a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. at The Whale Museum as part of the Summer Lecture Series.
Trounce will present how the ECHO Program — a Vancouver Fraser Port Authority-led initiative — is working with national and international collaborators to develop mitigation measures that will lead to a reduction in potential threats to at-risk whales in the Salish Sea as a result of shipping activities.
Learn about the work the ECHO Program managers and collaborators are undertaking, including increasing awareness about the impacts of underwater noise on marine mammals, measuring vessel noise levels, monitoring regional ambient noise in the Salish Sea, long term goals, how the Salish Sea will benefit from this research, and more. Friday Harbor-based researcher Dr. Jason Wood of SMRU Consulting will join Tounce to describe how they are working together on a large scale research project to study the impacts of slowing vessels down through Haro Strait.
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