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22 05, 2017

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

By | 2017-05-22T13:57:11+00:00 May 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. [...]

10 09, 2016

A whale sized recovery for the humpback whale

By | 2016-09-10T17:17:46+00:00 September 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This week we saw some really uplifting news in the whale world. The US government announced that they were removing almost all of the world’s humpback whale populations from the endangered species list. To be precise NOAA Fisheries stated in a press release on September 6th that humpback whales in 9 of 14 newly identified distinct populations [...]

15 07, 2016

Watching polar bears watching you

By | 2016-07-15T16:10:18+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Categories: Oil and Gas, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new study is published on polar bear behaviour near ice breaker operations. Today is Arctic Sea Ice Day. When we think of the Arctic the polar bear is one of the first species we think of. It is an iconic Arctic species but one that is threatened by sea ice loss. The Arctic has experienced [...]

23 06, 2016

Eavesdropping on killer whales in the Salish Sea

By | 2016-06-23T15:29:11+00:00 June 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!   […]

15 06, 2016

NOAA Releases Draft Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap

By | 2016-06-15T17:16:12+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

  This month we were really excited to see the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) release their draft Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap for public comment. This is the first coordinated initiative by the US regulator to address issues of man-made noise in the oceans. And, SMRU Consulting is already collaborating on this novel effort [...]

23 09, 2015

Opportunity sites are ocean optimism sites

By | 2015-09-23T16:30:23+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Scientists have identified ‘opportunity sites’ for protecting marine mammals from ocean noise in the coastal waters of British Columbia. The team from SMRU, Oceans Initiative, Curtin University, and Cornell University has highlighted the importance of protecting habitats that experience low levels of shipping noise. […]

8 07, 2015

Ocean noise: how loud is too loud for bowhead whales?

By | 2015-07-08T00:11:51+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bowhead whales are a highly adapted species, living in the cold waters of the Arctic and subarctic oceans of the northern hemisphere. They are members of the right whale family and are the longest living marine mammals in the world – some have been found to be over 200 years old! Bowhead whales face a variety [...]

23 06, 2015

Avoiding High Frequency Vessel Noise on Porpoise

By | 2015-06-23T22:38:22+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new paper in published in Nature has found that harbour porpoises react to low levels of high frequency vessel noise. Odontocetes (toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises) in particular rely heavily on the propagation of underwater sound for essential life functions including communication, navigation, and foraging. OCEAN NOISE IS ON THE RISE and it’s important to [...]