Month: April 2011

NOAA Grant looks into those theivin’ Sperm Whales

Back in 2006 Aaron Thode presented some remarkable footage at an Acoustic Society meeting that he and Delphine Mathias caught of a Sperm whale deftly plucking a cod off a camera-rigged long-line. It turns out that this is becoming quite…

New lab evidence substantiates noise impacts on invertebrates

  Bioacoustician Michele André et.al. from the Catalonian “Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics” has published a paper which examines the impacts of low frequency (50Hz–400Hz) noise on cephalopods – squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. Exposed to surprisingly low levels of sinusoid noise…

First bitter harvest form an ill-informed Supreme Court ruling

At the close of last week three dolphins were found dead, as a consequence of US Navy explosives exercises. The bitter irony here is that these exercises were allowed by a Supreme Court ruling back in October 2008. In the…