Acoustic Monitoring of Beluga Whales and Noise in Cook Inlet October 2009 - March 2010
A collaborative project to record and analyze ambient noise in Cook Inlet, Alaska, and monitor Cook Inlet beluga whales
During this reporting period, fieldwork continued with the recovery and redeployment of the acoustic four moorings in the lower and mid inlet (MacArthur River, Kenai River, Kachemak Bay, and Tuxedni Bay) for the overwinter period. Combined with the four moorings deployed in the upper inlet during the previous reporting period (Cairn Point, Fire Island, Eagle Bay-South, and Beluga River), eight moorings, each with an EAR and C-POD, were deployed throughout the inlet for the overwinter period. Attempts to recover these moorings will take place in spring 2010.