Animal behaviour

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23 10, 2015

Tracking Marine Mammals in 3D

By |2015-10-23T22:49:35+00:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Many marine mammal species are remarkably deep divers. Beaked whales, sperm whales, and elephant seals regularly dive to depths greater than 1 km, and some species, such as the Cuvier’s beaked whale, have been recorded at depths of 3 km on a single breath that lasted over two hours! […]

23 06, 2015

Avoiding High Frequency Vessel Noise on Porpoise

By |2015-06-23T22:38:22+00:00June 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 [...]