Marc Garneau, the Canadian Minister of Transport, announced that Transport Canada is taking an important step in supporting the development of a new vessel design to decrease underwater noise, which will help in the recovery of Canada’s endangered, iconic whale populations.
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has expanded its industry-leading EcoAction Program, encouraging vessels that call on the Port of Vancouver to quiet the waters for the endangered whale population along the southern coast of British Columbia. Specifically, the program got into force on January 1, 2019.
A team of marine biologists and technologists were funded a $1.5 million grant from the Benioff Ocean Initiative, in order to create a system which will detect endangered blue whales, by utilizing acoustic and thermal sensors which will alert nearby vessels.
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