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26 04, 2017

'Whispering' whales

By | 2017-04-26T08:15:53+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: News, Publications, Video|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

We all know humpback whales produce amazing songs that can be heard for miles, but new research has shown that during their migration from the breeding grounds to feeding areas, calves make low level vocalisations – a new paper theorises the reasons for these quiet sounds. […]

21 10, 2015

Your moment of zen…

By | 2015-10-21T06:28:32+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Wow, I slept poorly. If you had a bumpy start to your day, check out this serene video of a humpback mother and calf hanging with a dolphin mother and calf off the coast of Australia, filmed from a drone and reported on Azura. Here’s your moment of Zen… […]

25 09, 2015

Wave gliders: game changing technology for monitoring marine mammals

By | 2015-09-25T19:14:18+00:00 September 25th, 2015|Categories: News, Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

East Carolina University’s Blackbeard wave glider has survived its first at-sea trials this week and has been successfully deployed off the North Carolina coast. The Blackbeard wave glider is manufactured by Liquid Robotics and contains a St Andrews Instrumentation Decimus® system to detect marine mammals. […]

4 09, 2015

VIDEO: Kayakers have amazing killer whale encounter

By | 2015-09-04T07:00:07+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

It can't all be impact assessment and work, work, work. Check out this amazing video of a kayaker's encounter with a group killer whales, just a few metres from one of our offices off San Juan Islands, WA (USA). Pretty amazing!!! Happy Friday everyone!  

23 06, 2015

Avoiding High Frequency Vessel Noise on Porpoise

By | 2015-06-23T22:38:22+00:00 June 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new paper in published in Nature has found that harbour porpoises react to low levels of high frequency vessel noise. Odontocetes (toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises) in particular rely heavily on the propagation of underwater sound for essential life functions including communication, navigation, and foraging. OCEAN NOISE IS ON THE RISE and it’s important to [...]

21 05, 2015

Right whales may have distinct 'voices'

By | 2015-05-21T10:32:39+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, Video|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Right whales may have distinct ‘voices’ A really cool new study has found that right whales may have “distinctive voices” in their upcalls. This could be functionally similar to the way dolphins have signature whistles. […]

6 05, 2015

Herring Spawn: a Smorgasbord for Marine Mammals in the Pacific Northwest

By | 2015-05-06T17:33:51+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The herring spawn is one of the most spectacular natural events that occurs annually on the west coast of North America. Each year, tens of thousands of herring migrate from the open ocean to coastal areas were they spawn in remarkably large numbers. The males release ‘milt,’ which contains sperm, and the females release eggs into the [...]

14 04, 2015

10 Tips for Marine Wildlife Viewing

By | 2015-04-14T23:04:41+00:00 April 14th, 2015|Categories: SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Training, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Did you know that when marine mammals are approached by a vessel, their behaviour can be altered or interrupted, affecting vital activities such as foraging, communication, and mating? There is concern that the cumulative impacts of these types of exposures will cause habituation to human activities and/or threaten the survival of individual animals. […]