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TitleAssesing and mitigating the risk of multibeam echosounder use near endangered beaked whales in the Gully Marine Protected Area
AuthorMacNab, P; Murphy, S; Normandeau, A
SourceCanadian Acoustics vol. 45, no. 2, 2017 p. 11-12
LinksOnline - En ligne
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20170076
PublisherCanadian Acoustics
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceEastern offshore region
AreaGully Marine Protected Area
Lat/Long WENS -59.5000 -58.5000 44.5000 43.5000
Subjectsecho sounding; submarine canyons; marine ecology; ecosystems; mapping techniques; northern bottlenose whales; environmental impact; noise impact
ProgramGeoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES) - Program Corrdination, Geoscience for New Energy Supply (GNES) - Program Coordination
AbstractA charter with multibeam sounders presented the Government of Canada an opportunity to collect bathymetric and surficial geology data in the Gully Marine Protected Area, locus of a shelf-incising canyon granted broad ecosystem protection with specific measures enacted for sensitive benthos and endangered northern bottlenose whales. Several regulatory processes were triggered by an April 2017 proposal to remap the canyon. Here we review the project and joint decisions reached by the proponent and federal authorities, our primary aim to inform the evolving domestic dialogue on anthropogenic noise impacts.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The primary aim is to inform the evolving domestic dialogue on anthropogenic noise impacts in marine protected areas.