Salish Sea and WA coastal sonar, potential PTS events for SRKWs, and cetacean stranding event history chronologies
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Inland WA sonar event #SRKW exposure #YearDateShip(s)CountryEventLocation(s)NotesTime (PST)DurationSonar freq(s) (kHz)Link 1Link 2Link 3Audio recording link(s):Link 4
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19411941CanadaMassett mass strandingMassett, Queen Charlotte Island"11 killer whales (four males, seven females)" CAMERON, W. M. 1941. Killer whales stranded near Masset. Progress report of the Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B. C. and Pacific Fisheries Experimental Station, Prince Rupert, British Columbia 49:17. Carl (1946) page B27 specifies "Eleven adults became stranded near Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, along a 75-yard stretch of beach about January 14th, 1941 (Cameron, W. M., Zoe. cit.). "https://www.orcanetwork.org/nathist/offshoresdalheim.pdf
https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/images/AnnualReport1945.pdf
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19449/28/1944CanadaCherry Point newborn strandingCherry Point, Vancouver Island (northern Saanich Inlet)Page B27 of Carl (1946) states: "A newly born killer whale stranded at Cherry Point, V.I., on September 28th, 1944, was 8 feet 1 inch in length and the bones of the skull were completely fused."
https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/images/AnnualReport1945.pdf
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19456/13/1945CanadaEvanston Point mass strandingEvanston Point (W Vanc. Is.) Offshore ecotype (based on teeth wear and reduced sexual dimorphism)
https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/images/AnnualReport1945.pdf
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19584/5/1958n/aCanadaRipple Rock detonationSeymour Narrows (NRKW habitat?)1,270 metric tons of Nitramex 2H explosive.... The Royal Canadian Mounted Police had cleared the area of people within 3 miles of the explosion, and the engineers and TV crew that witnessed the explosion were housed in a bunker. The explosion was noted as one of the largest non-nuclear planned explosions on record9:31:02 AMhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripple_Rock
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1120035/5/2003ShoupU.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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2?20094/7/2009San 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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3?20103/5/2010US?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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4220122/6/2012OttawaCanadaTraining 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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5?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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?20123/7/2012ShoupU.S.Single ping tests at Everett dockSarasota PassageGray whales presenthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiCa9URU62Q
http://www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Shoup
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5?20123/14/2012BC? 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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6?20141/9/2014?U.S./BC?Detection by ONC hydrophoneBarkley 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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7?20161/13/2016DDGUSReadiness 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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8?20181/4/2018USS Munson?U.S.Sonar testing dockside?Everett; Possession SoundMukilteo-Clinton ferry worker complaints14:15"+/-10 min?"
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