Themes from the 2022 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

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Stories exploring major research themes presented during the virtual 2022 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.

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Latest story posted: 8/03/2022

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A killer whale with a digital acoustic recording tag swimming in Puget Sound . Photo: NOAA/NWFSC (taken under NOAA research permit No.781-1824 and 16163).

Placing microphones on orcas offers a point-of-whale perspective on underwater noise

Research on the sounds and feeding behavior of Puget Sound's southern resident orcas is providing new insight into how the whales respond to underwater noise. A recent online conference brought together some of these findings along with discussions on how to reduce the impacts of noise from vessel traffic.

Mammals, Marine habitat, Salish Sea, Noise, Killer whales, Species of concern, Salish Sea Currents magazine