Updated Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria Papers Available Now!

SEA would like to bring to your attention the publication of three new papers on marine mammal noise exposure criteria assessment methods and behavioral responses. This work evaluates Southall et al. (2007) in light of subsequent scientific findings and proposes revised noise exposure criteria to predict the onset of auditory effects in marine mammals. Please click here for more information on responses to anthropogenic noise. Click here to view the paper on the evolution of this work, and click here to read about recommendations on residual hearing effects of these animals.

And the winner of the 2021 Sanctuary Sea Star Award for Marine Research goes to...

You guessed it! Our very own Dr. Brandon Southall! We could not be more proud. Read this press release for more information and for biographies of all five Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Sea Star winners!

Brandon Southall's New Article Just Published In Acoustics Today

Acoustics Today has recently published an article by Dr. Brandon Southall on collaborated efforts over the years to form this evolving Criteria for Marine Mammal Noise Exposure. Read this article by clicking HERE!

A 10-Year Study on Antarctic Killer Whale Photo ID...A Recent Publication in Marine Mammal Science

Marine Mammal Science has just published a ten year photo ID study on the killer whales living in the Antarctic Peninsula, authored by two SEA collaborators Dr. Holly Fearnbach and Dr. John Durban. Read more by clicking HERE!

How has the Covid pandemic helped whales in Monterey Bay

UCSC researcher and SEA colleague, Dr. Ari Friedlaender, tells KSQD community radio about some exciting new research being conducted here in Monterey Bay. How are whale stress hormone levels affected while ocean waters are quieter during a pandemic? Hear this story for yourself by clicking this link! Read about this research project in the Mercury News by clicking here! [photo credit: Cypress Hansen; NMFS permit # 20430].

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