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"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem."

-A.A. Milne

Marine Mammal Acoustic Projects

Our passive acoustic research program uses the sounds produce by marine mammals, other biological sounds and human made noise as a tool for understanding the seasonal presence, distribution, behavior and, where possible, abundance of all species of cetaceans.

Our use of this technology focuses on marine mammal; migration and distribution patterns; acoustic behaviour and movement; deriving abundance estimates and distributions from stock assessment surveys using towed arrays; as well as improving the integration of passive acoustic data with visual data collected as part of our standard monitoring mandates.

Research Projects

Migration & Distribution Patterns

Fin Whales image
Acoustic Behavior & Tracking

Humpback Whale Acoustic Tracks figure
Towed Array Surveys

Towed Array image
Integrating Passive Acoustics with
Visual Data

NOAA ship R/V Gordon Gunter
Caribbean Humpback
Acoustic Monitoring Program (CHAMP)

humpback whale
Northeast Acoustic
Network (NEPAN)

Main NEPAN Coverage Map
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