Title:
Using passive acoustics to improve management and conservation of marine mammals in the western North Atlantic

Speaker:

Danielle Cholewiak

Abstract:
Passive acoustic monitoring is an essential tool for scientists and managers to better understand the distribution, abundance and ecology of marine species.  The NEFSC is using a variety of acoustic platforms to monitor for cetaceans in both inshore and offshore waters, ranging from bottom-mounted recorders to towed arrays and gliders.  This talk will highlight some of the current passive acoustic research being conducted in the Protected Species Branch of the NEFSC.