Underwater Noise


Since 2015, ECW has worked with Dr. Jack Terhune of the University of New Brunswick to understand the impact of underwater noise on the Outer Bay of Fundy. The organization has conducted passive acoustic monitoring using recording equipment from Ocean Sonics in Great Village, Nova Scotia and acoustic release technology from Vemco in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Long term monitoring sites have now been established in Port Saint John, southeast of Grand Manan Island, and off Point Lepreau. These three sights allow us to measure the impact of shipping, cruise ships, and smaller vessels on marine mammals in the Outer Bay of Fundy.


The underwater noise project has received support from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government, and New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries.


The Coastal Soundscape of the Outer Bay of Fundy (2016)

Saint John Harbour addendum (2019)