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4 07, 2018

Ruth presents on Southern Resident Killer Whale Habitat

By |2018-07-04T12:55:36+00:00July 4th, 2018|Categories: Conference, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The University of St Andrews is currently hosting the 6th International Statistical Ecology Conference and our SMRU Consulting North America colleague and senior statistician Ruth Joy is in town to present. […]

18 12, 2017

Underwater noise and cetaceans in British Columbia and Washington State

By |2017-12-18T09:21:58+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Its been a busy year for the SMRU Consulting North America team. But, we are ending the year on a high with the publication of two recent reports and the preliminary results of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s vessel Slowdown trial. The preliminary results of the Slowdown trial and our reports on the effects of noise [...]

5 09, 2017

Haro Strait Vessel Slow Down Trial Update

By |2017-09-05T22:43:50+00:00September 5th, 2017|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

We are now half way through the vessel slow down trial in the Salish Sea. This study with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, aims to understand how slowing ocean-going vessels will reduce ship noise in Southern Resident killer whale habitat. This is the first study of its kind to take place and has huge potential as [...]

22 05, 2017

Moving slowly in all the right places – killer whales and reduction of noise effects

By |2017-05-22T13:57:11+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This summer a voluntary commercial vessel slowdown trial is planned to take place in the core summer habitat of Southern Resident killer whales. SMRU Consulting North America have played a significant role in the development and implementation of this exciting noise mitigation focused trial which is being led by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s ECHO Program. [...]

8 10, 2016

Friday night whale party in the Salish Sea!

By |2016-10-08T21:54:33+00:00October 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

On Friday night it sounded like the Southern Resident killer whales were having a party in Haro Strait. Our live hydrophones at Lime Kiln Point State Park drew listeners from around the world as Southern Resident killer whales hung out off the Lighthouse. We listened long after dark as the whales continued to call and echolocate. [...]

23 06, 2016

Eavesdropping on killer whales in the Salish Sea

By |2017-09-07T23:29:25+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are thrilled to launch the first of our live passive acoustic monitoring systems, the upgraded Lime Kiln Hydrophone Station is now live streaming around the world!   […]

3 02, 2016

Different ships produce different amounts of noise

By |2016-02-03T09:19:37+00:00February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Publications, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consulting scientist Jason Wood had a paper published this week on shipping noise, which at close range has high frequency components that could have the potential to mask endangered Southern Resident killer whale calls or echolocation clicks. […]

3 12, 2015

Killer Whales and Vessel Interactions

By |2015-12-03T13:39:17+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Southern resident killer whales are an endangered population that are regularly targeted by the whale watching industry. The effects of vessels and the noise they produce has been identified as a risk to the recovery of the population. This new study provides some really interesting data on the noise levels that killer whales experience during these [...]

4 09, 2015

VIDEO: Kayakers have amazing killer whale encounter

By |2015-09-04T07:00:07+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

It can't all be impact assessment and work, work, work. Check out this amazing video of a kayaker's encounter with a group killer whales, just a few metres from one of our offices off San Juan Islands, WA (USA). Pretty amazing!!! Happy Friday everyone!  

22 06, 2015

WhaleReport App Released Today Amidst Sightings of Killer Whales in Burrard Inlet

By |2015-06-22T22:33:53+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Today the Vancouver Aquarium released its new app ‘WhaleReport’ to help citizens log marine mammal and sea turtle sightings as part of the B.C. Cetacean’s Sighting Network (BCCSN). The new app has a species identification guide and uses GPS locations to allow boaters to log marine mammal sightings on the go, even while offline! […]

18 06, 2015

Fancy Stats Lead to Better Estimates of Killer Whale Habitat Use

By |2015-06-18T00:44:55+00:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: SMRUC North America, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our University of St. Andrews colleagues at SMRU and CREEM are making use of some fancy stats to determine better estimates of Southern Resident killer whale (SRKW) habitat use in the Pacific Northwest. Assessing and mapping the habitat use of this population is tricky business as a result of the complex topography of the area, which [...]

8 06, 2015

Fake Orca Fails at Scaring Sea Lions

By |2015-06-08T18:53:59+00:00June 8th, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Officials in Astoria, Washington have come up with a unique approach to dealing with problem sea lions in their port. The sea lions have seemingly taken up permanent residence, causing a ruckus and irritating local fishermen. […]