Southern resident killer whales return to Haro Strait, triggering ship slowdown

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On July 1, the southern resident killer whales returned to Haro Strait, triggering the start of the ECHO Program’s fifth annual ship slowdown in this important killer whale feeding area. By slowing down, ships are helping to reduce underwater noise, which interferes with killer whales’ ability to hunt, navigate, and communicate through echolocation. Thanks to the participation of more than 80+ shipping organizations, underwater sound intensity was reduced by nearly 50% during our slowdowns last year. Learn more about the ECHO Program and how its voluntary initiatives are making a difference for at-risk whales at www.portvancouver.com/echo

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