Environmental Monitoring and Evaluation

Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, WA

Steller Sea Lion

Hart Crowser led a multi-year program of acoustic, marine bird, and marine mammal monitoring and assessment. The marine mammal monitoring was designed to avoid harassment under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and to protect Endangered Species Act-listed Steller sea lions and southern resident orca. Marbled murrelet monitoring was designed to detect this threatened sea bird before it entered the construction zone. Collected data will be used to develop guidance on mitigation of potential impacts of construction-related noise on marine mammals and marbled murrelets.