GenusWave technology is helping to save salmon at the Ballard Locks in Seattle, WA

GenusWave’s TAST (Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology) is helping to deter hungry seals from preying on chum salmon at Whatham Creek in Bellingham, Washington. Through our partnership with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oceans Initiative, TAST was recently deployed and is already proving highly effective.

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According to Stephanie Reiss, a biological technician with Oceans Initiative, “The majority of the seals that we see respond pretty clearly to the TAST,” Reiss said. “Before we turn it on, we usually have anywhere from four to nine or 10 individuals in this area that we can see. By the time we turn it on the numbers dwindle sometimes to zero for a while, or one or two.”

Read the full article from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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