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 […]

End SOCAL-15 Phase II

Well we have come to the end of our field effort for the SOCAL-BRS summer 2015 effort. We have had some good accomplishments, including tagging 9 animals of three of our four focal species (fin and blue whales plus Risso’s dolphin – we did not manage to tag a beaked whale this time). We were […]

Warm Waters and Offshore Whales

SOCAL-BRS is progressing well in some ways, despite the extremely limited distribution of large baleen whales in some of our typical coastal areas. As you may have read, the strong El Nino conditions that are setting up off California have resulted in some very warm water temperatures. As a result, we are seeing a lot […]

Good start with fin whales

SOCAL-BRS is now operational for our second field phase of 2015. We are working with several research vessels including the Truth out of Santa Barbara and have been searching the coastal and offshore waters for our focal species. These include endangered blue and fin whales as well as beaked whales and Risso’s dolphins. Again, you […]

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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