MARINE SOUND: WOC LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRY WORKING GROUP WITH B. SOUTHALL TO CO-CHAIR

MARINE SOUND: WOC LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRY WORKING GROUP Sustainable Ocean Summit Session to Initiate Global Multi-Industry Effort on the Science and Solutions to Sound in the Marine Environment 20 March 2013 The World Ocean Council’s newly formed Marine Sound Working Group is a collaborative industry forum focused on identifying and implementing real-world technical and […]

B. Southall to give Smithsonian webinar on SOCAL-BRS project

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Webcast:  Marine Mammals and Military Sonar. Brandon Southall, SEA Inc. and University of California Santa Cruz, will be presenting “Marine Mammal Responses to Simulated Military Sonar: Southern California Behavioral Response Study” on Tuesday, March 12 at noon (4 pm GMT) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The talk will be webcast and can […]

NPR story on ongoing elephant seal research

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SEA’s own Caroline Casey was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition for her fantastic work on elephant seal acoustic behavior as part of her graduate work at UC Santa Cruz. The story is online and has some neat examples of elephant seal calls – please check it out at: http://www.npr.org/2013/02/14/171993009/with-brawls-and-calls-love-is-in-the-air-for-elephant-seals If you have any follow-up […]

New paper on integrated approaches to studying baleen whales – Ari Friedlaender on BioScience cover!

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A new paper was recently published in BioScience, involving a number of SEA partners and BRS collaborators. Integrative Approaches to the Study of Baleen Whale Diving Behavior, Feeding Performance, and Foraging Ecology Jeremy A. Goldbogen, Ari S. Friedlaender, John Calambokidis, Megan F. McKenna, Malene Simon and Douglas P. Nowacek BioScience Vol. 63, No. 2 (February 2013), […]

Dr. Ari Friedlaender’s Smithsonian Blog on Blue Whale Feeding

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We are proud to note that our very own Ari Friedlaender wrote a great blog for the Smithsonian’s Ocean Hall on our recent paper lead by Jeremy Goldbogen on feeding mechanics in blue whales <see: http://sea-inc.net/2012/12/06/new-paper-on-blue-whale-feeding-behavior/>. The text is below and you can find it online at <http://ocean.si.edu/blog/acrobatic-blue-whales-do-twist-while-feeding> ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I have a vivid childhood memory […]

NOAA Issues Cetacean and Sound Mapping Working Group Report

NOAA recently announced the release of a report from a workshop last summer on new tools for visualizing cetacean density and anthropogenic sound. The report is entitled: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 2012. Mapping Cetaceans and Sound: Modern Tools for Ocean Management. Final Symposium Report of a Technical Workshop held May 23-24 in Washington, D.C. […]

New Paper on Blue Whale Feeding Behavior

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    We are proud to announce the publication of a new paper on blue whale feeding behavior that features tagging data collected within the Southern California Behavioral Response Study (SOCAL-BRS) project. The paper is entitled “Underwater acrobatics by the world’s largest predator: 360° rolling manoeuvres by lunge-feeding blue whales“ Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen, a post-doctoral […]

Blown out to end SOCAL-12…

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Well our marginal weather conditions ended and Mother Nature rendered the last few days of our SOCAL-BRS project this year ones of just trying to get back safely. We did and while we broke some things fortunately they were just things. We had to duck into Santa Barbara Island and hide in the minuscule wind […]

SOCAL BRS – Traveling blue whales and breezy seas

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We’ve had some less than ideal weather the past few days out at sea for SOCAL-BRS but we have still managed to get some work done. We’ve worked offshore as much as possible but with Santa Ana winds several days ago shifting the prevailing winds around and complicating some of our typical sheltered areas we […]

BEGIN SOCAL-12 PHASE II – An old friend (again) and some new species

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For everyone following the SOCAL-BRS from-the-field blog over the past few seasons, welcome back! We just got going on our field project again for the second phase of our field efforts this year and have some new things to report. The weather hasn’t been ideal at the start here although we have had a few […]

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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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