• 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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  • Brandon Southall to give DOSITS webinar – Wed 16 March

    Sunday, March 13, 2016

        Members of the international regulatory community have an expressed need for training materials on underwater acoustics as well as instructional resources that can be quickly accessed and viewed. To meet this need, the Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Team is facilitating a free, five-part webinar series on topics related to underwater sound. Two webinars took place in 2015.  The […]

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News & Press

Aug
4

Struck out offshore…Risso’s off Catalina

  There was a decent weather window for SOCAL-14 to work offshore the last there days. We had workable conditions with acoustic detections and sightings of a few beaked whales, which are our priority species when we are able to work in areas around the Navy range west of San Clemente Island. Unfortunately we weren’t […]

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Aug
1

SOCAL-BRS paper on fin whales

Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen of Hopkins Marine Station (Stanford University) lead a team of SOCAL-BRS researchers in publishing a recent paper on new techniques to identify calling fin whales. This method involves using the accelerometers (movement sensors) in combination with the typical listening hydrophones to pinpoint whether a whale vocalization comes from the individual the tag […]

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Jul
31

A Good Start to SOCAL-14

  We’ve were offshore the first few days of SOCAL-14 and pushed back closer to the mainland today with tougher offshore weather. Working around tiny Santa Barbara Island shrouded in fog early on we managed just one short tag deployment on a Risso’s dolphin out of over 100 we encountered. We searched for beaked whales […]

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Jul
28

SOCAL-14 BEGINS!

For those of you who have followed the from-the-field blog for the Southern California Behavioral Response Study (SOCAL-BRS) before, welcome back and thanks for the interest and support over the past year regarding our publications and presentations. For others of you not familiar with the project, we hope you will find some interesting information about […]

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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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