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

June 14, 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.

October 2007- March 2008 Semi-Annual Performance Report (PDF, 9 pages)

April 2008 - September 2008 Semi-Annual Performance Report (PDF, 8 pages)

October 2008 - March 2009 Semi-Annual Performance Report (PDF, 4 pages)

April 2009 - September 2009 Semi-Annual Performance Report (PDF, 11 pages)

October 2009 - March 2010 Semi-Annual Performance Report (PDF, 9 pages)

October 2007 - September 2010: Final Report (PDF, 2 pages)

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 09/09/2022

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