Elena McCarthy

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Beaked whales have mass stranded during some naval sonar exercises, but the cause is unknown. They are difficult to sight but can reliably be detected by listening for echolocation clicks produced during deep foraging dives. Listening for these clicks, we documented Blainville's beaked whales, Mesoplodon densirostris, in a naval underwater range where(More)
There is increasing concern about the potential effects of noise pollution on marine life in the world's oceans. For marine mammals, anthropogenic sounds may cause behavioral disruption, and this can be quantified using a risk function that relates sound exposure to a measured behavioral response. Beaked whales are a taxon of deep diving whales that may be(More)
A purification and on-line monitoring procedure for IgM was developed. Perfusion ion-exchange chromatography was used for rapid purification of IgM from ascites fluid and hybridoma supernatant. Crude ascites was directly loaded onto an ion exchanger. Due to the complexity of IgM, a two-step ion-exchange procedure had to be developed. This procedure involved(More)
ZnO thin films deposited on various substrates were characterized by slow positron implantation spectroscopy (SPIS) combined with X-ray diffraction (XRD). All films studied exhibit wurtzite structure and crystallite size 20-100 nm. The mosaic spread of crystallites is relatively small for the films grown on single crystalline substrates while it is(More)
ZnO thin films deposited on various substrates were characterized by slow positron implantation spectroscopy (SPIS) combined with X-ray diffraction (XRD). All films studied exhibit wurtzite structure and crystallite size 20-100 nm. The mosaic spread of crystallites is relatively small for the films grown on single crystalline substrates while it is(More)
evidence presented here that the anodal component of Hp 2-1 contains only 8 and al chains makes its identity with the Hp 1-1 of the corresponding al type very likely. It would be of interest to extend these studies to the polymer bands of the rare phenotypes Hp 2-1M10 and Hp "Johnson.""1 It seems reasonable to assume that the assembly of the various chains(More)
ZnO thin films deposited on various substrates were characterized by slow positron implantation spectroscopy (SPIS) combined with X-ray diffraction (XRD). All films studied exhibit wurtzite structure and crystallite size 20-100 nm. The mosaic spread of crystallites is relatively small for the films grown on single crystalline substrates while it is(More)
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