Acoustic and Biological Test Study for the WesternGeco 2D Mackenzie River and Delta Seismic Programs

Regions: Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area

Tags: aquatic biology, seismic survey, sonar survey, mitigation, mammals, fish behaviour, fish mortality, wildlife mortality

Principal Investigator: Rosindell, Keith (1)
Licence Number: 13356
Organization: WesternGeco
Licenced Year(s): 2002
Issued: Jul 16, 2002
Project Team: Serge Meti

Objective(s): The test is intended to provide information related to airgun seismic sound characteristics and environmental effects within the Mackenzie River system. It will evaluate the effectiveness of the mitigation proposed for a full scale seismic program as it relates to fish and wildlife. The test has six components; 1) acoustic testing with airguns; 2) fish behaviour assessment; 3) fish physiological assessment; 4) aquatic mammal behaviour assessment; 5) mortality monitoring; and 6) mitigation.