In 2015 Andrew Wright from Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University, VA, wrote; “Establishing noise exposure criteria for marine mammals has proven to be a difficult and contentious issue”. […]
Having a British base for SMRU Consulting Europe means some of us are a bit preoccupied with the weather. And sometimes it even affects our jobs. Visually detecting animals in low visibility conditions can be challenging – and that affects our ability to monitor populations and mitigate impacts. So how do we improve detection performance in [...]
New publication now available: Tollit, D.J., L. Fritz, R. Joy, K. Miller, A. Schulze, J. Thomason, W. Walker, T. Zeppelin, T.S. Gelatt (2017). Diet of endangered Steller sea lions in the Aleutian Islands: New insights from DNA detections and bio-energetic reconstructions. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95(11): 853–868, year 2017, doi: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0253. The western stock of Steller [...]
We’re delighted to announce the release of a new report, where we used the Interim Population Consequences of Disturbance (iPCoD) model to investigate the potential ‘aggregate effects’ that could arise from the currently planned 12 years of English wind farm construction on the North Sea harbour porpoise population. […]
We’re delighted to announce the release of two reports that we’ve produced working with the Office of Naval Research, exploring how the interim Populations Consequences of Disturbance (iPCoD) might be adapted to explore the population level effects of Navy exercises on marine mammal populations. In this study we focused on populations of Blainville’s beaked whales and [...]
A really interesting new study was published last week, which used data collected from tags deployed on harbour porpoises – in order to explore how the animals find food. […]
It's Pi Day! Not so often that 3/14/16 comes along (though we might have celebrated last year too...) ...of course this is meaningless to most of us in the UK...but let's let the North American mathematicians have their day. [TAKES A DEEP BREATH] 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998628034825342117067982148086513282306647093844609550582231725359408128481117450284102701938521105559644622948954930381964428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609433057270365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885752724891227938183011949129833673362440656643086021394946395224737190702179860943702770539217176293176752384674818...
Note to self: […]
Morning all, check out this interesting radio programme from BBC Radio 4, looking at underwater noise as a pollution and how it could be affecting the marine environment. It's at the core of a lot of the work that we do and it's a nice primer for the issues! Check it out here.
We’re happy to announce that SMRU Consulting has just won a bid from the Offshore Energy and Research Association of Nova Scotia (OERA) and Innovate UK to help advance tidal energy. […]
Animated abstracts Using animated videos – what a cool method to communicate science to a wider audience and present findings in a simple but effective way. […]
A rare encounter with a white harbour porpoise off the coast of Denmark! […]
Killer whales are found all over the world’s oceans , hunting on marine mammals, birds and fish in different locations using different amazing feeding techniques. […]