Overt Responses of Humpback Whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ), Sperm Whales ( Physeter macrocephalus ), and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins ( Stenella frontalis ) to Seismic Exploration off Angola

@inproceedings{Weir2008OvertRO,
  title={Overt Responses of Humpback Whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ), Sperm Whales ( Physeter macrocephalus ), and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins ( Stenella frontalis ) to Seismic Exploration off Angola},
  author={Caroline R. Weir},
  year={2008}
}
A total of 2,769 h of marine mammal observation was conducted from a seismic survey vessel off Angola between August 2004 and May 2005. A dual-source airgun array firing a total volume of either 5,085 in (Survey 1) or 3,147 in (Survey 2) in an alternate source activation sequence was active during 51% of the analysed effort. A total of 207 sightings of humpback whales (n = 66), sperm whales (n = 124), and Atlantic spotted dolphins (n = 17) was recorded. The encounter rate (sightings/h) of… CONTINUE READING

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