Acoustic Monitoring of Beluga Whales and Noise in Cook Inlet October 2007 - September 2010

February 03, 2011

A collaborative project to record and analyze ambient noise in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and monitor Cook Inlet beluga whales

When this project was first proposed, there was the recognition that deploying acoustic recorders on moorings in Cook Inlet would be challenging due to the extreme environmental conditions of the inlet, especially the large tidal fluctuations, noise from relatively high currents, and sedimentation. Although such challenges required modifications, ingenuity, and perseverance, overall the project's objectives were successfully accomplished.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/07/2018

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