A triangle of hydrophones will be installed at East Point, Saturna Island, as a collaboration between Ocean Networks Canada/University of Victoria and the Vancouver Aquarium. The hydrophones will allow researchers to do studies about marine mammal communication and underwater noise monitoring. This will also provide advance notice of whales in our waters. Discussions and preliminary explorations are underway. Two world class hydrophones have already been installed thanks to a private donor, the Flora Foundation, ONC and a lot of volunteer support.

We would especially like to thank internet provider, Orcas Online for donating the bandwidth for the online streaming of our hydrophone data. This service is extremely important as a research communication tool and essential for effective public outreach.

Information about other projects using hydrophones: