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3 04, 2018

First Ever Sperm Whale in WA Inland Waters

By |2018-04-05T19:31:10+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Acoustics, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Yukusam is the male sperm whale named after an island to the northeast of Vancouver Island where he was first sighted in February. Now he has moved south and was spotted in the San Juan Islands on March 31st, the first ever sighting of this animal in Washington Inland waters! Generally a deep ocean species, the [...]

30 01, 2018

Free online training course – expert elicitation

By |2018-01-30T08:22:20+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: PCoD, Training, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Policy makers and managers are increasingly concerned about the effects of disturbance on wildlife populations, and in situations where management or conservation decisions need to be made, expert elicitation (asking experts for their judgements in a careful, structured process) is a viable way to provide short-term filling of knowledge gaps (we always recommend this to guide research [...]

18 12, 2017

Underwater noise and cetaceans in British Columbia and Washington State

By |2017-12-18T09:21:58+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Its been a busy year for the SMRU Consulting North America team. But, we are ending the year on a high with the publication of two recent reports and the preliminary results of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s vessel Slowdown trial. The preliminary results of the Slowdown trial and our reports on the effects of noise [...]

22 08, 2017

The Viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring

By |2017-08-22T07:10:17+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Oil and Gas, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce the release of a new report exploring the viability of Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) for long term monitoring! […]

10 04, 2017

New PCoD page!

By |2017-04-10T06:12:39+00:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: News, PCoD, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce we’ve developed our new PCoD website and new information about the ONR funded PCoD+ project (see links at the bottom)! […]

23 02, 2017

How to monitor for population effects of noise?

By |2017-02-23T08:44:57+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: PCoD, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Next week, we’re hosting a workshop to identify monitoring priorities for assessing population consequences of disturbance! […]

21 11, 2016

Grey whales change their calls to be heard over noise

By |2016-11-21T12:43:13+00:00November 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Publications|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new paper has just been published on the vocal responses of grey whales to underwater noise. […]

15 11, 2016

Refining Estimates of Collision Risk for Harbour Seals and Tidal Turbines

By |2016-11-15T13:45:38+00:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re excited to announce the release of a new report which updates how we can assess the potential impacts of collisions between marine mammals and tidal energy devices! […]

7 11, 2016

Humpback whale calls light up the airwaves

By |2016-11-07T03:47:26+00:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

On Saturday night, the 5th November, people listening to the live streaming hydrophone deployed off Lime Kiln Point State Park were surprised and thrilled to hear the calls of a humpback drift out over the airwaves. But as I write this post I find myself listening to humpback calls again, this time live -perhaps it is [...]

8 10, 2016

Friday night whale party in the Salish Sea!

By |2016-10-08T21:54:33+00:00October 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

On Friday night it sounded like the Southern Resident killer whales were having a party in Haro Strait. Our live hydrophones at Lime Kiln Point State Park drew listeners from around the world as Southern Resident killer whales hung out off the Lighthouse. We listened long after dark as the whales continued to call and echolocate. [...]

21 09, 2016

The future of PCoD?

By |2016-09-21T06:23:21+00:00September 21st, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been awarded funding by the Office of Naval Research to build upon all the work done to date on exploring the Population Consequences of Disturbance (PCoD)! […]

14 09, 2016

Population effects of Navy sonar on marine mammals?

By |2016-09-14T12:50:20+00:00September 14th, 2016|Categories: PCoD, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce the release of two reports that we’ve produced working with the Office of Naval Research, exploring how the interim Populations Consequences of Disturbance (iPCoD) might be adapted to explore the population level effects of Navy exercises on marine mammal populations. In this study we focused on populations of Blainville’s beaked whales and [...]

10 09, 2016

A whale sized recovery for the humpback whale

By |2016-09-10T17:17:46+00:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

23 08, 2016

New paper: getting noise from tags

By |2016-08-23T06:14:50+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

An exciting new paper has been published, from our friends at the Dutch organisation TNO – exploring how to get measurements of ambient (and other) noise from DTAGs. […]

6 07, 2016

Conference: Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life

By |2016-07-06T08:18:51+00:00July 6th, 2016|Categories: Conference, News, PCoD, Renewables, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

SMRU Consulting is looking forward to attending the 4th International Conference on The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life in Dublin next week. […]

16 06, 2016

Improving environmental monitoring around tidal energy devices!

By |2016-06-16T08:30:45+00:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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. […]

15 06, 2016

NOAA Releases Draft Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap

By |2016-06-15T17:16:12+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: News, PCoD, Research & Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

  This month we were really excited to see the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) release their draft Ocean Noise Strategy Roadmap for public comment. This is the first coordinated initiative by the US regulator to address issues of man-made noise in the oceans. And, SMRU Consulting is already collaborating on this novel effort [...]

11 03, 2016

Acronyms abound! JNCC release JCPIII

By |2016-03-11T10:17:57+00:00March 11th, 2016|Categories: News, Publications, Research & Development, Stats|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Excited to see that the Joint Nature Conservation Committee has released the Joint Cetacean Protocol (JCP)! […]