• New Marine Mammal Research Project – Integrating Visual and Acoustic Sensors to Study Behavior and Behavioral Response in Small Cetaceans

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    SEA is proud to partner with Cascadia Research Collective, NOAA/NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center, and Kelp Marine Research on a new marine mammal research project beginning off southern California.                                              “Integrating remote sensing methods […]

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  • Brandon Southall Leads Ocean Acoustics Panel at Capital Hill Oceans Weeks

    Sunday, June 11, 2017

    This week is Capital Hill Oceans Week in Washington D.C. Organized by the National Marine Sanctuaries Program, this event brings together ocean policy makers and scientists from around the U.S. to discuss cutting edge issues in marine science and conservation. (please see: https://www.marinesanctuary.org/chow/) The session is entitled “Cacophony: The decline of silent seas” and it take […]

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  • Public Outreach on Marine Acoustics in Monterey Bay

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Dr. Brandon Southall will appear with colleagues from MBARI and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary this Friday March 3rd at 5pm for a First Friday public event entitled: “Sounds in the Sanctuary: An Opportunity to Listen Beneath the Waves” Recordings of sounds from animals and people recorded on a new passive acoustics listening system in […]

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  • Dr. Brandon Southall serves on United Nations ocean acoustics panel

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    An international group of ocean scientists and leaders from a range of international research and environmental organizations, government agencies, and industry partners (pictured below) participated in a special session on ship noise and ship strike issues related to marine conservation at a recent preparatory meeting for the United Nations Oceans Conference. SEA’s Brandon Southall was […]

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  • SEA Senior Scientist co-authors IUCN Best Practices Publication on Seismic Surveys

    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    SEA Senior Scientist Dr. Brandon Southall and Dr. Doug Nowacek from Duke co-authored a new publication regarding responsible environmental practices for monitoring and mitigation of seismic airgun surveys. The document is entitled  “Effective planning strategies for managing environmental risk associated with geophysical and other imaging surveys.” It was launched at the World Conservation Congress last night […]

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News & Press

Sep
13

Double Tagged Blue Whale – Close Interaction with a Large Ship

Though we had planned on working nearshore today in SOCAL-BRS with some planned refueling and transfers of people and gear, the small craft advisory from large swell and 20+ knot winds in outer water ensured it. Knowing the weather would be poor we got an early start with the objective of getting a baleen whale […]

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Sep
12

Back From Offshore

Apologies for those of you that have been following the SOCAL-BRS blog for our 2014 field efforts for the few days delay (and thanks for the emails checking in on us!). We have been well offshore working the last three days and out of cell and internet range to get updates posted. We had reasonably […]

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Sep
8

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, […]

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Aug
20

Local media coverage of SOCAL-BRS outreach

Please check out a recent story in a local SOCAL newspaper (The Daily Breeze) on the SOCAL-BRS research project. See the link below as well as the lead-in to the article <http://m.dailybreeze.com/dailybreeze/pm_115632/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=KoeVGqEd> Scientists can’t yet definitively say why whales and dolphins strand themselves — or whether human activities are always to blame. But they are […]

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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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