Acoustic Monitoring of Beluga Whales and Noise in Cook Inlet April 2009 - September 2009
A collaborative project to record and analyze ambient noise in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and monitor Cook Inlet beluga whales
During this reporting period, substantial fieldwork was conducted, with a primary focus on the deployment, recovery, and redeployment of moorings designed for the passive acoustic monitoring of beluga whales in Cook Inlet. Acoustic moorings were deployed at 0 sites throughout Cook Inlet. Specifically, 3 moorings were deployed in Knik Arm (Eagle Bay), 3 in the upper inlet (Cairn Point, Fire Island, and Beluga River), 2 in the mid inlet (MacArthur River and Kenai River), and 2 in the lower inlet (Kachemak Bay and Tuxedni Bay) during 2 field trips on 4-6 June and 30 June-1 July.