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15 07, 2016

Watching polar bears watching you

By |2016-07-15T16:10:18+00:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Oil and Gas, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new study is published on polar bear behaviour near ice breaker operations. Today is Arctic Sea Ice Day. When we think of the Arctic the polar bear is one of the first species we think of. It is an iconic Arctic species but one that is threatened by sea ice loss. The Arctic has experienced [...]

14 10, 2015

Right whales aren't where we think: implications for renewable energy projects on the US East coast

By |2015-10-14T21:42:15+00:00October 14th, 2015|Categories: News, Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Offshore wind farms are in the early stages of development off the eastern coast of the US, with two projects currently under construction: the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island and the Fisherman’s Energy Wind Farm in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The eastern seaboard is a prime location for the development of renewable energy projects, [...]

23 09, 2015

Opportunity sites are ocean optimism sites

By |2015-09-23T16:30:23+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Scientists have identified ‘opportunity sites’ for protecting marine mammals from ocean noise in the coastal waters of British Columbia. The team from SMRU, Oceans Initiative, Curtin University, and Cornell University has highlighted the importance of protecting habitats that experience low levels of shipping noise. […]

18 06, 2015

Fancy Stats Lead to Better Estimates of Killer Whale Habitat Use

By |2015-06-18T00:44:55+00:00June 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 [...]