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Tag: ocean noise

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Male Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) gathering en masse to eat cod in the spring at the Arctic Bay floe edge in Lancaster Sound, Nunavut, Canada.

Why narwhal are the most vulnerable to a warmer, louder Arctic

For millennia, these tusked ice whales have been a vital part of Inuit culture in the eastern Arctic. In other parts of the world, the narwhal’s long spiral tusks were once believed to have... Read More
For millennia, these tusked ice whales have been a vital part of Inuit culture in the eastern Arctic. In...
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Listen to the canaries of the sea

Communication is key to the canary of the sea, so let’s dive in and try to understand the noises of a beluga whale. Read More
Communication is key to the canary of the sea, so let’s dive in and try to understand the noises...
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Finding Yoda – Part 3

Today we find Yoda in the company of humpbacks who sing their mysterious songs in the quiet ocean waters of B.C.'s north coast. WWF is working with Cetacea Lab on an exciting new hydrophone... Read More
Today we find Yoda in the company of humpbacks who sing their mysterious songs in the quiet ocean waters...
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How Canada can protect the world’s whales

Whales in Canada’s waters are at risk of being drowned out by escalating levels of ocean noise from shipping, navy sonar, shoreline construction, and seismic exploration. But this need not be the case. Read More
Whales in Canada’s waters are at risk of being drowned out by escalating levels of ocean noise from shipping,...
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WWF-Canada releases report from workshop on underwater noise management

WWF-Canada hosted the second workshop on ocean noise, with the goal of finding solutions for managing underwater noise in Canada’s Pacific. This month, we released the workshop report, including recommendations in eight key areas.... Read More
WWF-Canada hosted the second workshop on ocean noise, with the goal of finding solutions for managing underwater noise in...
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Protecting quiet oceans

Whales were on the agenda at the opening of the Northern Gateway public hearings this month in Prince Rupert. Environmental lawyers carefully grilled witnesses about the impacts NGP oil supertankers could have on the... Read More
Whales were on the agenda at the opening of the Northern Gateway public hearings this month in Prince Rupert....
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Janie Wray and Hermann Meuter: Tuning in to the underwater world

“It’s very hard to describe the connection that we have to whales because it is so sacred. They’re so intelligent and unique. I cannot imagine a planet without their presence.” – Janie Wray, Researcher,... Read More
“It’s very hard to describe the connection that we have to whales because it is so sacred. They’re so...
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Humpback haven

Our submission to the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel (JRP) concluded that the project’s threats to whales were seriously underestimated, especially the risks from noise. We’re not alone in our concerns. Read More
Our submission to the Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel (JRP) concluded that the project’s threats to whales were seriously...
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