The Science of Sustainability

Into the Waves with Orcas

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pdf Orcas Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video and blogs in the classroom; created by PBS partner station KCTS 9

Orcas use sound to navigate, find food and communicate. But underwater noise is making it more difficult. We explore how scientists use hydrophones to track noise from ships and boats to discover what affect noise pollution really has on orcas.

Category: Biology, Environment

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Cathy Britt

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Cathy Britt is the Digital Communications Specialist at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, where she oversees social media, web projects, and digital content creation. Before coming to the Burke, she worked in marketing for KCTS 9. In her spare time, Cathy is pursuing a Master in Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) degree from the University of Washington and enjoys practicing photography and traveling.