SOCAL-12 Start — An Old Friend and Rissos

We are starting our third morning of SOCAL-12, just pulling away from Catalina Island. It’s cool and breezy out here with a wispy mist blowing across this dusty, steep island. The weather has been marginal to poor offshore for the kind of work we are doing and despite our aspirations to work well offshore, the […]

SOCAL-12 Webpage and START of fieldwork

We are pleased to let people know that a new sub-page of www.socal-brs.org is now available and dedicated to the 2012 version of the Southern California Behavioral Response Study (SOCAL-BRS). Check out the general description of our SOCAL-12 project at: http://sea-inc.net/socal-brs/socal-12/ and please note the link to a simple summary  of our project objectives and […]

SOCAL-BRS Collaborator Part of Discovery of New Whale Sensory Organ

Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen of Cascadia Research Collective is centrally involved in the SOCAL-BRS research program in collaboration with SEA and other partners.  Jeremy was part of another recent effort that contributed a major new finding to the fields of marine mammal biology, feeding behavior, and sensory biology – the discovery of a new sensory organ […]

SEA, Inc. Supports Aptos Little League

Southall Environmental Associates, Inc. is proud to support the Aptos Little League’s Major’s Division Cubs.  Last Saturday, star center fielder Logan Southall made a diving catch for the Cubs in center field and gunned out a runner trying to get to third base!  GO CUBS!!!

SOCAL-11 REPORT AVAILABLE

We would like to let you know that the annual report for our Southern California Behavioral Response Study from 2011 is now available online on the SOCAL-BRS website.  Please go to <http://sea-inc.net/socal-brs/socal-11/> We would like to especially thank all of our team members for their hard work, as well as the support of our research […]

New paper published on Assessing Acoustic Impacts in the Arctic

As interest in the rapid changes that are ongoing and forthcoming in the Arctic Ocean have increased, so has the study and assessment of impacts in the critical ecosystems found there.  Several colleagues and I collaborated on a paper that was just published in BioScience.  If you would like a .pdf copy of the paper, kindly […]

SEA Bloggers, Our partners at Wharton Media are soon to be launching a new and exciting web-based education and outreach effort called SeaOtters.com.  More information on this forthcoming resource and collaboration is given below.   About seaotters.com Seaotters.com is a Wharton Media-led education and outreach initiative dedicated to raising awareness about the critical role scientific research plays in […]

CNN Opinion Piece

  FYI – Christopher Clark and I had an opinion piece on CNN today.  You can find the permalink at: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/opinion/clark-southall-marine/ and the full text is included below. Thanks also to our friends at Ocean Conservation Research <see: http://ocr.org/2012/ocean_life/marine-scientists-express-themselves-through-cnn/> and at the New Bedford Whaling Museum <see: http://whalingmuseumblog.org/2012/01/20/the-problem-of-noise-in-the-ocean/> for their informative blogs about this article. Any comments […]

New Book on Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life

A new book was recently released with chapters derived from presentations given at the 2nd International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Marine Life held in Cork, Ireland in 2010.  The book is entitled: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life [within the Series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 730] Popper, Arthur N.; Hawkins, Anthony (Eds.) 2012, […]

Bahamas BRS Video in Smithsonian Ocean’s Today Kiosk

Hi everyone, Please note the availability of a short video summary of our behavioral response study (BRS) from the Bahamas in 2007-2008 — see: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/soundsunderthesurface/welcome.html This video was produced through the Ocean Today kiosk and website by NOAA and is available online as well as in touch screen format at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum […]

SOCAL-BRS

SOCAL-BRS is a study of basic behavior and responses to controlled sound exposures in a variety of marine mammal species.

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