The compact passive acoustic monitor; a tool for marine mammal risk mitigation

@article{Grandi2010TheCP,
  title={The compact passive acoustic monitor; a tool for marine mammal risk mitigation},
  author={Vittorio Grandi and Piero Guerrini and Stefano C G Biagini and T. James Osse and W M X Zimmer},
  journal={OCEANS 2010 MTS/IEEE SEATTLE},
  year={2010},
  pages={1-8}
}
In recent years there is growing concern that the use of mid-frequency (1-10 kHz) tactical sonar may be causing atypical mass stranding of some species of whales. Beaked whales form a family of 21 species of mostly deep diving whales that range from 4 to 13 meters long with a characteristic `beak' similar to dolphins. The beaked whale species common in the Mediterranean Sea, the Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris), seem uniquely vulnerable to the effects of mid-frequency sonar. These… CONTINUE READING