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Vessel speed biggest factor in noise affecting killer whales

Vessel speed biggest factor in noise affecting killer whales

Digital acoustic recording tags temporarily attached to killer whales measured vessel noise reaching the whales. Photos taken under NOAA Fisheries and Department of Fisheries and Oceans research permit (No.781-1824 and 16163). Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Northwest Fisheries Science Center The speed of vessels operating near endangered killer whales in Washington is the most influential factor—more so than […]