Category: Bioacoustics

SF Bay Area presentation on Marine Mammal Bio-acoustics

If you are in or around Sausalito, CA on Thursday Feb. 24, the American Cetacean Society has invited me to give a presentation on Marine Mammal Bioacoustics. The Bay Model Visitor Center is an Army Corps of Engineers facility that…

Fantastic ocean monitoring website!

Michel André, Director of the Laboratorio de Aplicaciones Bioacústicas (LAB) has developed a fabulous ocean monitoring tool called LIDO – “Listening to the Deep Ocean” that incorporates a number of hydrophones in the Mediterranean, Atlantic, North Sea and Pacific Ocean.…

Noise can confound habitat choices of reef fish

A recent paper in Behavioral Ecology indicates that noise pollution may confuse the recruitment of larval reef fish to safe habitats. Coral reefs set up and interesting quandary for larval-stage reef inhabitants. When they are tiny, their “mother reef” is…

A ‘new’ source of data for sub-lethal noise impacts!

One of the more vexing challenges in understanding the effects of noise on marine animals has to do with assessing the “sub-lethal” impacts that compromise biological functions. These include the impacts from noises that mask or hide biologically significant signals,…

Field Report from the Acoustics Society Meeting

I am spending the week in Baltimore, Maryland with a large aggregation of acousticians – perhaps 2000 folks, presenting papers and conferring about all matters acoustic. (A good collective pronoun might be a “treatment of acousticians…”) The field of acoustics…

Bioneers Radio

This month Bioneers radio will be distributing a radio production taken from the Bioneers 2007 session with Anne Rowley (Oceana), David Helvarg (Blue Frontier) and myself (as host). You can find you station here: http://www.bioneers.org/radio/stations Or listen to the show…