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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 ...
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
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.
Quiet Sound Officially Launches Underwater Noise-Reduction Initiatives to Save Southern Resident Killer Whales
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.
Welcome to the Quiet Sound website! We are excited to be part of the Southern Resident Killer Whale protection community. In addition to our brand new website, the year to come will begin the process of complementing and strengthening ongoing
In many places around the world, the start of the coronavirus pandemic dampened the usual cacophony of human noise in marine waters. From cargo ships and ferries to cruise ships and recreational boats, vessel traffic dropped.
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
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