Vashon Hydrophone Project (VHP)

photos here with IMR

Our local orcas, the Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW), are Endangered, and that is not just our opinion - this is an official designation under the Endangered Species Act. ACS/PS is committed to collaborating with NMFS in recovering this vulnerable population.

As part of conservation and recovery planning for the Southern Residents, NMFS and other orca researchers are seeking more information about the Southern Residents' winter distribution, travel, and feeding behavior. The Vashon Hydrophone Project is inspired by other acoustic research projects like Paul Spong's OrcaLab on Hanson Island, BC, and the Whale Museum's SeaSound Remote Sensing Network on San Juan Island. more about the project...

VHP News

A percentage of sales from Orca blend coffee from the Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie benefit ACS/PS's VHP project and educational programs.

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