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Jesse is a Field Engineer at SMRU Consulting North America. Check out his bio under the "About Us" tab.
25 09, 2019

The Coastal Acoustic Buoy: a new tool for remote and real-time acoustic monitoring

By |2019-09-30T12:33:36+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Acoustics, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What do you do when client after client asks about real-time passive acoustic monitoring but are then shocked by the required logistics and cost of a cabled system or a large, long-term buoy-based system? Things get worse when the client also wants to localize any vocalizations and one detection system is just not enough to cover [...]

4 09, 2019

Do Tidal Turbines Affect Bay of Fundy Porpoises?

By |2019-09-04T21:21:49+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Acoustics, Publications, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consulting has been monitoring marine mammals around marine renewable energy projects since 2006. Our experience includes the SeaGen device in Northern Ireland at (the world’s first grid connected tidal turbine), the DeltaStream device in Wales, the MeyGen array in northern Scotland (the world’s largest planned tidal turbine project), and since 2009, in the upper Bay [...]

9 07, 2019

Watch your speed – whale zone ahead!

By |2019-08-09T10:46:10+00:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’ve been working hard to establish critical research to save and enhance the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population in the Salish Sea.  This study is focused on the potential benefits of slowing down ships. SMRU Consulting North America’s team, based in Vancouver, Canada, worked closely with regional partners including Jasco Applied Sciences, to study how the [...]

3 04, 2018

First Ever Sperm Whale in WA Inland Waters

By |2019-03-22T15:10:40+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Acoustics, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Yukusam is the male sperm whale named after an island to the northeast of Vancouver Island where he was first sighted in February. Now he has moved south and was spotted in the San Juan Islands on March 31st, the first ever sighting of this animal in Washington Inland waters! Generally a deep ocean species, the [...]