SOCAL-BRS paper published in Marine Technology Society Journal

SOCAL-BRS PAPER PUBLISHED IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new paper regarding new technologies and the evolution of experimental methods in the first two years of the Southern California Behavioral Response Study (SOCAL-BRS). The reference, abstract, and where to acquire the article are given below. Brandon L. Southall, David Moretti, Bruce Abraham, John Calambokidis, Stacy L. […]

Brandon Southall’s new book published – Ocean Journeys: Beginnings

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We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book “Ocean Journeys: Beginnings” by Dr. Brandon L. Southall.  This book is loosely autobiographical and largely centered on the natural history, biology, and human history of fascinating ocean areas. “Ocean Journeys” is available <key words: Brandon Southall Ocean Journeys> through: Fast Pencil <http://www.fastpencil.com/marketplace> (paperback or eBook) […]

B. Southall gives Congressional Briefing on Ocean Noise

BLS Congressional Letter

Just before SOCAL-12 phase I started last month, I had the privilege of participating with several colleagues from academia, industry, and an environmental group in a Congressional briefing on the subject of ocean noise. The below is a letter I recently received that describes the nature of the briefing. This briefing was hosted by US […]

NY Times feature on MA whale tagging

A recent featured article and video in the NY Times Science section focuses on some basic whale biological and behavioral studies off Cape Cod, MA. Please see: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/science/earth/close-to-cape-cod-shore-humpback-whales-are-far-from-safe.html?_r=1&ref=science Dr. Ari Friedlaender and colleagues have been working on humpback whales (primarily) in this important yet highly human-influenced area to understanding the basic behavior and ecology of […]

Ocean Conservation Research Blog on SOCAL-BRS

We would like to draw your attention to a recent blog post from our friends at Ocean Conservation Research on the SOCAL-BRS project. http://ocean-noise.com/blog/2012/08/ongoing-whale-behavioral-response-study/ Check it out and also check out some of the other good things going on at OCR. Thanks Michael!  

Fin and blue whale multiple tags – and a beaked whale surprise

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The last few days of SOCAL-12 have seen some excitement and interesting observations but mixed weather. The offshore weather has been deteriorating but we found some windows to get things done on a range of species. Plus today we had a little bit of luck. When the offshore winds were down, we focused our efforts […]

SOCAL-12 UPDATE – Good offshore weather and a few firsts

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Thanks for all those following the SOCAL-12 blog and for all the queries about how we are doing out here. Sorry for the radio silence the past few days but we have been way offshore and taking advantage of good weather in deep waters around San Clemente, San Nicholas, and Santa Catalina. We have had some […]

SOCAL-12 Start — An Old Friend and Rissos

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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

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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 […]

2012 Annual Conference of the Canadian Acoustical Association

Please note this announcement for an important and surely engaging conference on acoustics coming up this fall.  Dr. Roberto Racca who is a close colleague of some SEA scientists and a leading acoustician who works around the world is the technical chair. More information is available at: http://www.caa-aca.ca/conferences/Banff2012/index_en.html and the official Announcement and call for papers in PDF […]

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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