CBC News covers JASCO-supported Atlantic marine mammal study

North Atlantic right whale, an endangered species. Photo by Kenneth Canning, Getty Images.

North Atlantic right whale, an endangered species. Photo by Kenneth Canning, Getty Images.

On 16 May the Halifax, NS headquarters of JASCO Applied Sciences hosted a workshop attended by researchers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Dalhousie University to plan a coordinated effort to analyze whale calls in data that will be collected this summer as part of an unprecedented survey of marine mammals off Atlantic Canada. CBC News covered the workshop in broadcast and on-line articles about the search for the elusive northern right whale, which is one of the key mission objectives of the survey.

JASCO’s science director Bruce Martin was quoted in the article as being hopeful for a successful outcome, although he said about his own involvement in the search: “I've been following the right whale for about four years now ... and every year we know less and less about what's going on.”  Some two dozen Autonomous Multichannel Acoustic Recorders (AMAR) deployed off the Atlantic coast will collect the acoustic data that scientists will analyze using specialized whale call detectors and classifiers developed at JASCO.

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