Canadian Coast Guard Introduces Marine Mammal Desk to Protect Southern Resident Killer Whales
The Canadian Coast Guard announced the creation of the Marine Mammal Desk to support the government’s mission to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales.
The new desk, located within the CCG's Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre (MCTS) in Sidney, British Columbia, will “report whale sightings in real time and advise vessel traffic by providing enhanced situational awareness of the activities of Southern Resident Killer Whales and other cetaceans, such as humpback and grey whales.”
The desk will be staffed 24/7, and leverage technology including radar and Automatic Identification Systems...
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