A bit of game changing going on

Blackwell et.al 2015 Passive Acoustic Arrays in the Beaufort Sea

In 1972 the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) was crafted as a response to scientific and public concern that certain marine mammals would become extinct unless they were protected by regulatory intervention. It was the first ecosystem based regulation –…

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The Sounds of San Francisco Bay

Environmental Volunteers Visitors Center

On Sunday June 28 the Environmental Volunteers Visitor Center will be inaugurating a “Sounds of San Francisco Bay” interactive media exhibit that I wrote and Gwynn designed and coded. We’re pretty happy with it as it gave us a chance…

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Returning from an ocean adventure

ISO terminology colleagues - The smartest guys in the room: Phillip Atkins, Ken Foote, Pete Theobold, Andrew Holden, Victor Humphrey, and Eric Thorsos

I’ve just returned from a month of coast to coast ocean work and somehow I’ve accomplished this without even getting my feet wet. Perhaps one of the biggest challenges to ocean conservation and management is that the policy work occurs…

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Ocean day today – all month long

California Ocean Coast

The United Nations General Assembly designated today, June 8 as “World Ocean Day,” acknowledging a tradition set forth in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. In 2002 – a decade later, the…

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All a matter of perspective

High frequency acoustic communications. Illus: Andy Lovas

I’ve just finished up a week in Pittsburgh, PA at an Acoustics Society conference. Because sound and acoustics intersect so many fields, Society meetings are some of the most diverse gatherings of disciplines under one roof – with sessions on…

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