Marine Mammal Behavioral Response Studies in Southern California: Advances in Technology and Experimental Methods

  title={Marine Mammal Behavioral Response Studies in Southern California: Advances in Technology and Experimental Methods},
  author={B. Southall and D. Moretti and B. Abraham and J. Calambokidis and S. DeRuiter and P. Tyack},
  journal={Marine Technology Society Journal},
  • B. Southall, D. Moretti, +3 authors P. Tyack
  • Published 2012
  • Engineering
  • Marine Technology Society Journal
  • Abstract : Behavioral response studies (BRS) are increasingly being conducted to better understand basic behavioral patterns in marine animals and how underwater sounds, including from human sources, can affect them. These studies are being enabled and enhanced by advances in both acoustic sensing and transmission technologies. In the design of a 5-year project in southern California (SOCAL-BRS) the development of a compact, hand-deployable, ship-powered, 15-element vertical line array sound… CONTINUE READING
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