Friday, 25 October 2019 12:05

Researchers assess impact of tanker traffic on St. Lawrence belugas

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Researchers studying the St. Lawrence belugas’ sensitivity to noise are seeking more time to assess the impact of shipping LNG noise on the animals. With several potential projects out for approval, marine traffic in the area could double. Specifically, researchers are interested in the impact of increased traffic due to a proposed LNG pipeline expansion. The beluga is currently listed as endangered, with an estimated population of 900.

 

 

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