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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. […]

7 06, 2016

How tags help collision risk assessments

By | 2016-06-07T14:41:18+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An SNH and Marine Scotland commissioned report, conducted by our colleagues at SMRU, has used data from tagged seals to assess the potential for collisions with tidal turbines, using the Pentland Firth as an example. […]

3 12, 2015

Killer Whales and Vessel Interactions

By | 2015-12-03T13:39:17+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Southern resident killer whales are an endangered population that are regularly targeted by the whale watching industry. The effects of vessels and the noise they produce has been identified as a risk to the recovery of the population. This new study provides some really interesting data on the noise levels that killer whales experience during these [...]

6 11, 2015

Fur Seals Carrying Cameras

By | 2015-11-06T15:03:30+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Categories: News, Publications|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Interesting new paper from Sascha Hooker, one of our colleagues at SMRU. Tags attached to fur seals recorded images and videos and reveal new insights into possible group feeding behaviour. There is very little data on the interactions between seals while at sea.  […]

23 10, 2015

Tracking Marine Mammals in 3D

By | 2015-10-23T22:49:35+00:00 October 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! […]

7 09, 2015

PAPER: How Grey Seals use a Marine Park

By | 2015-09-07T03:55:45+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interesting new paper on grey seal habitat use from scientists at the University of La Rochelle, the University of Glasgow and our own colleagues at SMRU. The paper investigates the habitat selection of grey seals within the French national marine park in the Iroise Sea. […]