Presentation Abstract

Protecting the Salish Sea environment, the Southern Resident Killer Whales and other marine mammals is part of the mission of Washington State Ferries (WSF), and British Columbia Ferries (BCF). This presentation provides an update on underwater noise data analysis of WSF and BCF ferry vessels, plans for further data collection and potential noise mitigation strategies. WSF and BCF are members of the Port of Vancouver Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation Program (ECHO).

Session Title

Collaborating to Reduce Impacts of Underwater Noise from Vessels on SKRW: Understanding and Managing Underwater Noise from Vessel Activities

Keywords

Ferries, Underwater noise

Conference Track

SSE14: Vessel Traffic: Risks and Impacts

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE14-399

Start Date

6-4-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

6-4-2018 11:00 AM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws. For more information about rights or obtaining copies of this resource, please contact University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9103, USA (360-650-7534; heritage.resources@wwu.edu) and refer to the collection name and identifier. Any materials cited must be attributed to the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Records, University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

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Language

English

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Washington State Ferries: update on ferry vessel noise in the Salish Sea

Protecting the Salish Sea environment, the Southern Resident Killer Whales and other marine mammals is part of the mission of Washington State Ferries (WSF), and British Columbia Ferries (BCF). This presentation provides an update on underwater noise data analysis of WSF and BCF ferry vessels, plans for further data collection and potential noise mitigation strategies. WSF and BCF are members of the Port of Vancouver Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation Program (ECHO).