A Program of Washington Maritime Blue
A collaborative program to reduce noise impacts to Southern Resident Killer Whales from large commercial vessels.
Quiet Sound Mission
Quiet Sound will implement voluntary shipping noise-reduction initiatives and monitoring programs in the Puget Sound, in coordination with Canadian and United States authorities.
Partners & Advisors
Partners & Advisors provide specific specialist advice and subject matter expertise in the development and execution of research, mitigation and management projects, and initiatives aimed at reducing threats to Southern Resident Killer Whales from large commercial vessels. Quiet Sound and the leadership committee will seek advice and perspectives from a diversity of subject matter experts to solve complex problems with practical solutions.
Southern Resident Killer Whales Remain
NEWS & UPDATES
61% of shipping carriers voluntarily participating in program to protect whales in Puget Sound
The “Quiet Sound” initiative brings together a number of partners on efforts to reduce underwater noise so whales can find food.
Fresh Perspectives to Help Protect Orcas
The beloved Southern Resident Killer Whale is one of the most iconic species in the Pacific Northwest. Orcas are an important part of our culture, our ecosystem, and our economy. But with just over 70 orcas left, they need our
Quiet Sound News
Quiet Sound Launches First Trial Large Vessel Slowdown to Help Protect Endangered Whales in Puget Sound
The slowdown trial is the first a voluntary effort of its kind in Puget Sound for large commercial vessels to reduce their speed and decrease
Quiet Sound’s goal is to better understand and reduce the cumulative effects of acoustic and physical disturbance from large commercial vessels on southern resident orcas throughout their range in Washington state.