SEA Senior Scientist co-authors IUCN Best Practices Publication on Seismic Surveys

SEA Senior Scientist Dr. Brandon Southall and Dr. Doug Nowacek from Duke co-authored a new publication regarding responsible environmental practices for monitoring and mitigation of seismic airgun surveys. The document is entitled  “Effective planning strategies for managing environmental risk associated with geophysical and other imaging surveys.” It was launched at the World Conservation Congress last night […]

Brandon Southall to give DOSITS webinar – Wed 16 March

    Members of the international regulatory community have an expressed need for training materials on underwater acoustics as well as instructional resources that can be quickly accessed and viewed. To meet this need, the Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Team is facilitating a free, five-part webinar series on topics related to underwater sound. Two webinars took place in 2015.  The […]

New publication on Heterogenous Prey Distribution and Beaked Whales

Along with my co-authors Kelly Benoit-Bird and Mark Moline, I would like to bring to your attention a paper recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (Biological Sciences) entitled Predator-guided sampling reveals biotic structure in the bathypelagic. The full reference, online location, and full abstract are provided below. We are happy […]

Marine Mammals and Noise in the Arctic

FOR INFORMATION A recent media piece on noise in the Arctic was published online in Arctic Deeply. SEA Senior Scientist and close colleague Chris Clark of Cornell were among those featured in the article about the science and traditional knowledge of sound and mammal behavior in the Arctic. The link is below as well as […]

Ocean Noise Feature on California Public Radio

SEA Senior Scientist Dr. Brandon Southall contributed to a recent feature story on ocean noise and some of the monitoring in the Cordell Bank NMSanctuary. The story aired on KQED public radio in San Francisco and is online as the featured post at KQED Science: http://ww2.kqed.org/science/ and the link to the specific post is: http://bit.ly/1Z2p6iM The […]

B. Southall and Expert Working Group Present: “A Risk Assessment Framework to Assess the Biological Significance of Noise Exposure on Marine Mammals”

An expert working group consisting of B. Southall, W. Ellison, C. Clark, and D. Tollit presented a poster summarizing a recently developed risk assessment framework to evaluate the potential significance of noise exposure on marine mammals. The poster was presented at the 21st Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in San Francisco. The abstract of […]

Brandon Southall’s second guest column in Times publications

The current issue of the Aptos/Capitola-Soquel/Scott’s Valley Times publications include a guest column by SEA Senior Scientist, Dr. Brandon Southall. This is a follow-on article to his 2 November 2015 article on ocean noise, focusing on some of the world-leading research being conducted by local Monterey Bay researchers. The article is on page 24 of the […]

SEA Presentations at 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

Researchers from Southall Environmental Associates were involved in many presentations of cutting-edge marine mammal science at the recent 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in San Francisco. It was an outstanding meeting, culminating with a reception at City Hall (see below) to commemorate the return of the biennial meetings to the city […]

Brandon Southall Publishes “Science at Sea” Featured Column (Times Publishing)

SEA President and Senior Scientist was recently invited to publish a featured column in the Science at Sea series in the Aptos, Capitola/Soquel, and Scotts Valley Times newspapers. His piece is available in the current version of these publications and is available online: http://www.tpgonlinedaily.com/noisy-ocean-getting-noisier/ http://www.tpgonlinedaily.com/capitola-soquel-times-november-2015/ The text of the first several paragraphs of the article […]

SOCAL-BRS Publication – NEW INSIGHTS INTO BLUE WHALE FEEDING BEHAVIOR

We wanted to pass along a recent manuscript on optimal foraging in blue whales as a function of oxygen use and prey density. Hazen, E., Friedlaender, A., & Goldbogen, J. A. 2015. Blue whales change their foraging strategies relative to prey density. Scientific Advances, e1500469 The abstract is below and the full text is open […]

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