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SEATTLE – October 12, 2023 – Quiet Sound, a collaborative program from Washington Maritime Blue dedicated to fostering a more sustainable environment for Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) through reduction in underwater noise pollution announces the official launch of its voluntary vessel slowdown season beginning today through early 2024.
They are an icon of West Coast waters and beloved across our region. But Southern Resident Killer Whales remain endangered, and much needs to be done to save them.
Photo by Marla Smith via Orca Network SEATTLE, WA (June 20, 2023) – Quiet Sound, a collaborative program among government agencies, the shipping industry, the U.S. military, tribal groups, and ...
The "Quiet Sound" initiative brings together a number of partners on efforts to reduce underwater noise so whales can find food.
by KOMO News StaffFri, December 9th 2022, 3:06 PM PST SEATTLE, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee and the Quiet Sound program celebrated the progress made in protecting orcas in Puget Sound on Friday ...
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
Underwater noise from vessel traffic is one of the key threats to Puget Sound’s endangered orca population. It interferes with the killer whales' ability to find increasingly scarce salmon.
Bringing together Washington’s maritime community to diminish noise impacts on endangered Southern Resident killer whales, Quiet Sound kicks off its first year of projects.
SEATTLE - Scientists aboard the King County research vessel ‘SoundGuardian’ Tuesday deployed a buoy that will monitor underwater noise in Puget Sound – which poses risks to our southern resident orca population.
To see Quiet Sound’s Leadership Committee and Working Group meeting notes, click on the button below.