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On December 8th the NEPTUNE Canada cabled ocean observing system started pouring data on to the Internet. This opens the door for John Ford and his collaborators to listen for killer whales on the outer coast of southwest Vancouver Island. The Naxys hydrophone is sensitive to 5Hz-65kHz and is located in Folger Passage at 95m [...]
Jim Cummings of the Acoustic Ecology Institute has posted another great synopsis of an important new bioacoustics paper that has big implications for southern resident killer whales. After defining a new bioacoustic metric “effective listening area” (which is MUCH more intuitive than “active space”), the authors clarify how slight increases in ambient noise can have [...]
There are some great observations and quotes in the liveblog of Matthey Preusch during the Nov 23, 2009, Salmon Court. This first one suggests a slight of hand or an ignorance of the primary findings of the Bright Future report — that we do not necessarily have to choose between spilling water for salmon in [...]
It was like watching a lecture by a 19th century anthropologist just back from a scientific expedition deep in the Amazon jungle, enthralling the audience with incredible tales of outlandish natives and their curious customs.
I’ve been enjoying using orcasphere.net as a forum for sharing breaking news about southern residents, salmon, and related environment issues. In the hopes of inspiring others to join me, this post is the first in a series that describe how I interact with the Orcasphere. I’m even going to try screen-casting some demos! At the [...]
Today’s the last day for killer whale advocates to ensure that the southern residents get some consideration in the power plan that guides the Pacific Northwest on a 20-year horizon and won’t be reviewed for 5 years. Currently, the complete plan PDF itself does not even include the words “orca” or “killer whale.” Clearly the [...]
Interesting to see the Holt et al, 2009, paper still in the popular press. This article provides a nice summary and connects the study to the proposed orca-vessel regulations. http://www.seattlemet.com/issues/archives/articles/orcas-salmon-1109/
This story makes it clear to me that Oregon is WAY ahead of Washington on dam removal. Whether it’s breaching of small dams like Savage Rapids or open discussion of lower Snake River Dam removal, Oregon is setting an inspirational pace in the 21st century. All this is coming from a region/State where the spotted [...]
<More photos> Just back from the meeting in which NOAA invited the public to comment on the proposed rules for vessel-orca interactions. Before a captive audience of Pacific salmon and rockfish, the 2.5 hours of public comment was dominated by the commercial whale watch, recreational and commercial fishing, and kayaking industries. It seems like a [...]
In a bit of press coverage related to a new publication by John Ford et al. we orca advocates are again getting the confusing message: southern residents need a place at the table where Chinook salmon management is derived, but it’s sure to be nearly impossible to represent them. I say it’s time to stop [...]
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