Monthly Archives: August 2008

List of near-real-time sensors in orca habitat

There is an increasing number of near-real-time sensors like webcams out in SRKW habitat. In an effort to keep abreast of these resources (as a community), you can now access and modify my list of favorite sensors for monitoring orca habitat in the Orcasphere wiki. This is primarily a list of web cams and environmental sensors like weather buoys and satellite images. Used in conjunction with the real-time sounds from Salish Sea hydrophone network, I hope these tools will help us keep track of where the whales are relative to risks (like passing oil tankers), how they’re doing, and what’s going on in their habitat (whether they’re around or not).