Location: Cook Inlet
Timing: May - June, September - October
Project: Passive acoustic recorders will be used in Cook Inlet to identify feeding grounds for the endangered beluga whale population and to characterize potential noise related disturbance. Recordings will also identify year-round spatial habitat use by other cetaceans such as harbor and Dall's porpoises, and killer whales. This project will maintain eleven acoustic mooring packages serviced twice per year.
- Phillip Clapham, Program Manager, Cetacean Assessment and Ecology Program