NEW SOCAL-BRS PAPER ON BEAKED WHALE RESPONSES TO SOUND EXPOSURE

A second paper from the SOCAL-BRS project was published today as well. This paper (in Biology Letters) presents results for the responses of beaked whales to both controlled and incidental exposure to mid-frequency sonar signals. The reference for the paper is: DeRuiter SL, Southall BL, Calambokidis J, Zimmer WMX, Sadykova D, Falcone EA, Friedlaender AS, Joseph JE, […]

NEW SOCAL BRS PAPER ON BLUE WHALE RESPONSES TO SOUND EXPOSURE

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society – B from our Southern California Behavioral Response Study on responses of blue whales to simulated sonar and other human sounds. The reference for the paper is: Goldbogen JA, Southall BL, DeRuiter SL, Calambokidis J, Friedlaender AS, Hazen EL, […]

New Paper on Amphibious Hearing in Pinnipeds in Special Issue of Journal of Comparative Physiology (A)

SEA blog, Please note the availability of a new special issue of Journal of Comparative Physiology (A) on Sensory Biology of Marine Animals (see below details and link). Within this issue is an original paper lead by Colleen Reichmuth at UCSC <www.pinnipedlab.org> to which SEA’s B. Southall contributed. This paper is available on request. Comparative […]

SEA’s Dr. Hugh Southall lead author on new publication on magnetic wave reflection

SEA Senior Scientist Dr. Hugh Southall has published a new paper in Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. Dr. Southall has long been a leading expert in signal processing, electrical engineering, and radar and antenna technology. SEA is very proud and privileged to bring his expertise to the new and challenging environmental issues on which we are […]

B. Southall Kicks Off Marine Sound Working Group of World Ocean Council

SEA’s Dr. Brandon Southall served as a co-chair of the newly formed Marine Sound Working Group at the World Ocean Council’s 2013 Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) which was held earlier this week in Washington DC. Dr. Southall gave an interview with Maritime TV on the issues related to human sound in the oceans and marine […]

Brandon Southall to give Science Sunday Lecture at Long Marine Lab Seymour Center

Dr. Brandon Southall will give the Science Sunday Lecture this month at UCSC’s Long Marine Laboratory Seymour Center Sunday, April 21, 1 PM Ocean Journeys: How I became a marine scientist Brandon Southall Research Associate, UC Santa Cruz President and Senior Scientist, SEA, Inc. Not everyone knows what they want to be when they “grow-up.” […]

Meet Ari Friedlaender – Whale Tagger and Marine Ecologist Extraordinaire

SEA’s very own Ari Friedlaender did a great recent interview with tested.com. Check it out at: http://www.tested.com/science/life/454367-awesome-jobs-meet-ari-friedlaender-whale-tagger/ Marine biologists are pretty badass. Just ask Ari Friedlaender about his job hanging off the side of a boat over Antarctic waters with a 25-foot pole trying to tag a whale. He spends most of his life on […]

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

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

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 […]

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