Friday, 16 March 2018 14:36

More initiatives aimed at protecting whales

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This week the federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, announced $9.1 million in new science funding to develop and test technologies able to detect the presence of whales. The ability to capture near real-time information could help alert mariners of whales in a particular area, reducing the risk of collisions.  He also announced over $3.1 million for four research projects to study the impacts of underwater noise and reduced availability of prey on marine mammals including the Southern Resident Killer Whale.  

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