Underwater Acoustics and Disturbance

Timeline: December 2019 – November 2020

Sponsoring Agency: WA Department of Fish and Wildlife

A scientific and technical review of the best available science about disturbance and noise impacts to Southern Resident Killer Whales. The committee’s work will inform rule-making for small vessel and commercial whale watching, as requested by SSSB 5577. WSAS work products for this project can be found online on the WDFW website. 

Committee Members

Ron Thom, chair (PNNL Emeritus)

Peter Dahl (UW)

Marla Holt (NOAA)

David Lusseau (Technical University of Denmark)

Dawn Noren (NOAA)

Susan Parks (Syracuse University)

Dom Tollit (SMRU Consulting)

Bold names indicate WSAS members.