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 […]

END SOCAL-14 PHASE II

After a few rough weather days – hot and windy with high seas – we got a break on our last day for this phase of SOCAL-14. It was nice and calm as we worked back towards our end point near LA and we found a number of different animals feeding on some rich aggregations […]

SOCAL-14 Phase II Start – Coastal Blue Whales First

Today marked the start of our second field phase of SOCAL-14. We are fortunate to have two full weeks of field effort to find, follow, tag, and study the behavior of different cetacean species in the beautiful Channel Islands off Southern California. For those of you who are not familiar with the project, it’s goals, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

New website on marine bioacoustics and ocean noise

FYI – you may be interested in a new website related to some of the kinds of issues SEA is working on in ocean noise.  Check out: http://ocr.org/ Also, below is a short description of the site and it’s content and objectives sent in a recent announcement. “Dear Colleagues and Associates, Ocean Conservation Research has […]

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 […]

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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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