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22 08, 2017

The Viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring

By | 2017-08-22T07:10:17+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Oil and Gas, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce the release of a new report exploring the viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) for long term monitoring! […]

11 03, 2016

Acronyms abound! JNCC release JCPIII

By | 2016-03-11T10:17:57+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Excited to see that the Joint Nature Conservation Committee has released the Joint Cetacean Protocol (JCP)! […]

18 11, 2015

Movements of North Atlantic right whales explored

By | 2015-11-18T10:05:20+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Oil and Gas, PCoD, Publications, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new study focused on using expert elicitation to help try to plug data gaps for North Atlantic right whales (NARW) has recently been published by University of St Andrews scientists (and co-authors in the USA). […]

6 08, 2015

Researchers Link Fur Seal Dive Behaviour to Pollock Abundance

By | 2015-08-06T16:38:05+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new paper linking fur seal dive behaviour to prey abundance has recently been published in the journal Ecosphere. Northern fur seals are found in the North Pacific Ocean along the coast of North America from the Baja Peninsula to Alaska, extending west to Japan and Russia. […]

18 06, 2015

Fancy Stats Lead to Better Estimates of Killer Whale Habitat Use

By | 2015-06-18T00:44:55+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Categories: SMRUC North America, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our University of St. Andrews colleagues at SMRU and CREEM are making use of some fancy stats to determine better estimates of Southern Resident killer whale (SRKW) habitat use in the Pacific Northwest. Assessing and mapping the habitat use of this population is tricky business as a result of the complex topography of the area, which [...]

4 05, 2015

The Secret Lives of Marine Mammals

By | 2015-05-04T03:53:57+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America, Stats, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

This week, SMRU Consulting North America is participating in a workshop on biomonitoring (using animals to explore isolated habitats) and biologging (tracking animals to describe their behaviour).  The workshop, ‘Building a Bio-analytical Theory for the Analysis of Marine Mammal Movements’ is being held by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and is sponsored by the [...]

20 04, 2015

The 'Han Solo is a Badass' method to explaining Bayesian statistics:

By | 2015-04-20T05:58:26+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Categories: PCoD, Stats|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Statistics are a tricky bunch. They’re often hard to understand, hard to implement and hard to interpret. That’s why when someone finds a way to explain statistics in possibly the most fun way possible (especially if you were born in the 70’s or 80’s), we need to post about it. […]