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12 03, 2018

A tidal first!: Tracking movements of porpoises and dolphins around a tidal turbine

By | 2018-03-13T09:11:51+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

By Chloe Malinka We’d like to let you know about a new publication, authored by researchers from SMRU Consulting, the Sea Mammal Research Unit, and a couple of PAMGuard programmers. Our paper presents findings from the first in-situ passive acoustic monitoring array for marine mammals at an operational tidal turbine in Ramsey Sound, Wales, UK. This post [...]

26 01, 2018

What happens when porpoises are disturbed? Are they on an energetic knife-edge?

By | 2018-01-26T07:04:08+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the last two years, there’s been a very interesting exploration of how successfully harbour porpoises forage and what the implications are for their vulnerability or ability to tolerate disturbance. Here we’re going to take a bit of a ‘deep dive’ to explore what it all means. […]

16 01, 2018

New porpoise energetics papers!

By | 2018-01-16T07:55:14+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Renewables, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re excited to see two new papers published in Aquatic Mammals journal, furthering our knowledge of porpoise health, energetics and the effects of exposure to pile-driving noise. […]

11 01, 2018

How do porpoises respond to seismic noise?

By | 2018-01-11T10:06:58+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Oil and Gas, PCoD, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Given our projects in the North Sea and our work on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and with the development of the iPCoD framework, we’re always particularly interested when new research comes to light on how porpoises respond to noise. Today is one such day of interest! […]

6 03, 2017

New Paper: Using acoustics to learn about harbour porpoise behaviour in tidal environments

By | 2017-03-06T18:44:19+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Last week our colleagues at SMRU and PAMGuard published a paper on an approach they developed to successfully find and track harbour porpoise in tidally active areas. Their paper entitled Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoise in tidal rapids was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. […]

23 06, 2016

Eavesdropping on killer whales in the Salish Sea

By | 2017-09-07T23:29:25+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We are thrilled to launch the first of our live passive acoustic monitoring systems, the upgraded Lime Kiln Hydrophone Station is now live streaming around the world!   […]

1 06, 2016

Feeding with porpoise

By | 2016-06-01T07:01:33+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Categories: PCoD, Publications, Research & Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

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. […]

14 04, 2016

Ursula co-authors a new porpoise paper

By | 2016-04-14T08:47:44+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Categories: Publications, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consultings Ursula Verfuss has co-authored another paper that is now available online. The paper is entitled: Diel and seasonal patterns in acoustic presence and foraging behaviour of free-ranging harbour porpoises. This links nicely to our last blog on “Listening to Echolocation Clicks with PODs” and is a great example of how echolocation behaviour collected from PODs can be interpreted. [...]

24 03, 2016

#TBT: Real time PAM mitigation

By | 2016-03-24T07:26:17+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This blog post is part of SMRU Consulting’s #ThrowbackThursday (#TBT) series. On Thursdays we’re going to posting about projects from way back when, many of which are part of developments that are consented or up and running. This #TBT blog is about our development of a real-time monitoring buoy to provide live detections of dolphins and porpoises during a port construction [...]

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 [...]