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Listening to the marine animals

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 7:00 pm Starts 7:30 pm Ends 9:00 pm
Propeller Brewery, 2015 Gottingen,
Halifax B3K 3B1
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Come drink a beer and listen to marine animals 

Listening in on gentle giants: the sounds of eastern Canadian whales

Hilary Moors-Murphy (Research Scientist, Team Whale Maritimes Region Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
While more than twenty different species of whales, dolphins and porpoise occur off Nova Scotia, relatively little is known about when, where and how whales use most of our waters. Passive acoustic monitoring (listening) for underwater sounds offers an effective way to study and monitor whale presence. Come and eavesdrop on whales off Nova Scotia – learn about the sounds they make and how acoustic technologies are being used to study their occurance in the waters of eastern Canada.

Why noise is a headache for marine mammals

Andrew J. Wright (NSERC Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow Team Whale, Maritimes Region Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
Marine mammals live in an acoustic world, as light does not travel far beneath the waves. The largest whales produce sounds capable of crossing entire oceans. However, human activities are making their world more noisy, interfering with their ability to hunt, mate and rest. Shipping lanes sound like highways, inducing stress, while sonar and oil and gas surveys can damage their hearing. What can we do to help reduce noise levels and
improve the lives of these majestic creatures?

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