Pilot study of baleen whale monitoring systems in Honguedo Strait shipping lanes

Pilot study of baleen whale monitoring systems in Honguedo Strait shipping lanes

A new study will help identify optimal locations, technology and scientific approaches to maximize the effectiveness of whale monitoring in and around a major Canadian shipping region with the goal of mitigating ship strike risk. 

The study uses autonomous underwater gliders and fixed moorings, both equipped with digital acoustic monitoring devices, to locate whales in the Honguedo Strait, between Anticosti Island and the northern Gaspé Peninsula in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 

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Global climate march: More than just students

Global climate march: More than just students

Team members from JASCO ‘s global locations joined millions of people worldwide in climate action demonstrations and marches through cities and smaller communities. As the Climate Strike date of 27 September, 11 a.m. swept around the globe, JASCO staff took to the streets to express their concern for the planet and demand for better policies to protect it.

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Ocean Acoustic Observatories to the Rescue of Marine Life

Ocean Acoustic Observatories to the Rescue of Marine Life

Roberto Racca, JASCO’s Chief Communications Officer, contributed an article to the Ocean Sound special issue of ECO Magazine, announced today.

From the article:
Vulnerable marine species and critical ecosystems worldwide are increasingly at risk of noise-related injury and disturbance from human activity. Shore-connected underwater acoustic observatories enable long-term, real-time monitoring that can document trends in underwater noise levels and simultaneously detect the presence of whales and other aquatic species.

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