Category: News

Ocean noise popping up in the press

It is with a strange ambivalence that I am seeing quite a lot of headlines about ocean noise issues popping up in the popular press. Just some of the issues that have come across my desk in the last few…

Oops! Nix the date – 9/24 Book and ACS event

Last month we sent out a notice of a reception and presentation at the Bay Model where I would be also introducing my book “Hear Where We Are: Sound, Ecology, and Sense of Place” Unfortunately two things have conspired to…

We now know what we don’t know – Report from AN2013

When ocean noise pollution first came up on the public sonar there were only a few handfuls of people engaged in the issue – all acrimoniously divided between the (mostly) industry/Navy noise-makers and the environmental/conservation biology interests who just wanted…

Ocean Noise stakeholders convene this week

This week in Budapest there is a gathering of ocean noise scientists, researchers, regulators, and educators all focused on marine bioacoustics. This is the third Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life conference convened by fish hearing specialist (and bioacoustic generalist)…

Looking across the time horizon

It has been a quite few weeks since we’ve put out a bioacoustics newsletter. Like most public benefit organizations we end up taking a lot of time in fundraising during the end of the year. (Thank-you to all of our…

NYT article on whales and security

This NYT editorial is a fresh read on the recent movement on the fallout form the California Coastal Commission/NRDC v. the US Navy: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/02/opinion/02wed3.html?ex=1215662400&en=bb5b0e615dff8a4d&ei=5070&emc=eta1 While we can hope for the best judgment in this case from the nation’s highest court, given…

Navy confirms negative affects of sonar

Nature journal filed a Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA) request for a Navy report on the impacts of Sonar on whales.  The article is below and is remarkable because it indicates behavioral effects, not just catastrophic effects such as stranding or…