April 15, 2021

Southern Resident Killer Whales Unlikely to Survive Increase in Oil Tanker Traffic, Say Experts

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Under the waves of Haro Strait, hydrophones record the noise made by passing vessels and, if you happen to be a whale, the din is already disorienting and disturbing, making it difficult to echo-locate food or communicate with other members of the pod. “It’s a thunder. Thump, thump, thump, accompanied by squeals and engine noise. It’s…