Salish Sea and WA coastal sonar and cetacean stranding event history chronologies
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#YearDateShip(s)CountryEventLocation(s)NotesTime (PST)DurationSonar freq(s) (kHz)Link 1Link 3Link 3Audio recording link(s):Link 4
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120035/5/2003ShoupU.S.Training with SQS 53CStrait of Juan de Fuca; Haro StraitDetected by Orcasound humans & algorithms; behavior change documented for SRKWs and a minke whalehttps://acousticecology.org/docs/SHOUPNavyReport0204.pdfhttp://www.orcanetwork.org/news/porpoisescan.htmlhttp://www.beamreach.org/data/staff-research/sonar/2003-Shoup-SQS53C/
http://www.orcanetwork.org/news/shoup.html#cwrsonar
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2003May12 harbor porpoise strandingsHaro Strait?https://www.orcanetwork.org/news/porpoisescan.html
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200612/4/2006Possible sonarPort Townsend hydrophones
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220094/7/2009San FranciscoSubmarine testingStrait of Juan de Fuca; Haro StraitDetected by Orcasound humans & algorithmswww.beamreach.org/2009/04/07/sonar-in-haro-strait
http://orcasound.net/wholistener/os/detections/04_07_09_SONAR/
http://orcasound.net/wholistener/pt/detections/San-Francisco-2Bsorted/
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20109/30/2010Morse code?http://orcasound.net/wholistener/os/detections/09_30_10_MorseCode/
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20101/27/2010?Monotone and rising toneStrait of GeorgiaDetected by Venus citizen scientisthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8as_HlxaQ94
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320103/5/2010US?Detections by ONC hydrophoneStrait of GeorgiaRecorded over 6 days; 53C sounds => US?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u81bvhhykM&list=PLD01ED3024EAE9A3F&index=67
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420122/6/2012OttawaCanadaTraining with explosives and sonarStrait of Juan de Fuca; Haro StraitDetected by Orcasound humans & algorithms; unusual distribution of SRKWs observed within 18 hourshttp://www.beamreach.org/2012/03/05/naval-activities-threaten-orca-recovery
http://www.orcasound.net/wp/2012/02/06/canadian-sonar-in-us-critical-habitat/
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20122/11/2012US
L-112 stranded w/blunt force trauma
Long Beach, WAhttp://www.beamreach.org/2012/03/05/naval-activities-threaten-orca-recovery
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20122/29/2012?U.S.Sonar testing docksideEverett; Possession SoundFerry workers reported; confirmed by Navyhttp://www.orcasphere.net/2012/02/29/sonar-heard-in-puget-sound-through-wa-state-ferry/
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20123/1/2012Scientist request to Navieshttp://www.orcasphere.net/2012/03/01/scientists-seek-to-silence-sonar-in-the-salish-sea/
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520123/14/2012BC? Central Strait of GeorgiaONC recording of "sweeps"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6cE_Z9tGcQ&index=54&list=PLD01ED3024EAE9A3F
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20124/30/2012
Reponse from Canadian Government
http://www.orcasphere.net/2012/04/30/canadian-navy-responds-to-scientists-stop-sonar-letter/
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620141/9/2014?U.S./BC?Detection by ONC hydrophone
Barkley Canyon upper slope (392m)
Not technically in Salish Sea, but close...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDdEceSKp9Y&list=PLD01ED3024EAE9A3F&index=16
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720161/13/2016DDGUSReadiness evaluation (of SQS-53C?)Juan de Fuca Strait (U.S. side)Ottawa in N Haro Straithttp://www.beamreach.org/2016/01/14/navy-starts-2016-pinging-pool
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201612/20/2016BC
J-34 found dead w/blunt force trauma
Sechelt, BC
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820181/4/2018USS Munson?U.S.Sonar testing dockside?Everett; Possession SoundMukilteo-Clinton ferry worker complaints14:15"+/-10 min?"
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