A whale sized recovery for the humpback whale

This week we saw some really uplifting news in the whale world. The US government announced that they were removing almost all of the world’s humpback whale populations from the endangered species list. To be precise NOAA Fisheries stated in a press release on September 6th that humpback whales in 9 of 14 newly identified distinct populations have recovered enough that they don’t warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act.

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Improving environmental monitoring around tidal energy devices!

We are proud to announce the release of a new report on the innovative new technology we have developed and tested for the fine scale underwater movements of marine mammals in the vicinity of marine tidal energy devices.

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Ursula co-authors a new porpoise paper

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.

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#TBT: Real time PAM mitigation

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 in the UK.

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