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dc.contributor.authorMacAulay, Jamie Donald John
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Jonathan Charles David
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Douglas Michael
dc.contributor.authorMalinka, Chloe Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorNorthridge, Simon Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-27T23:32:07Z
dc.date.available2017-08-27T23:32:07Z
dc.date.issued2017-02
dc.identifier.citationMacAulay , J D J , Gordon , J C D , Gillespie , D M , Malinka , C E & Northridge , S P 2017 , ' Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoises in tidal rapids ' , Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , vol. 141 , no. 2 , pp. 1120-1132 . https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4976077en
dc.identifier.issn0001-4966
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 244842084
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 71118b1b-d4a4-4e4d-aa87-f46b76cec142
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85014040586
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7402-3462/work/48131981
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9628-157X/work/60427057
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000395310100058
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/11549
dc.description.abstractThe growing interest in generating electrical power from tidal currents using tidal turbine generators raises a number of environmental concerns, including the risk that marine mammals might be injured or killed through collision with rotating turbine blades. To understand this risk, information on how marine mammals use tidal rapid habitats and in particular, their underwater movements and dive behaviour is required. Porpoises, which are the most abundant small cetacean at most European tidal sites, are difficult animals to tag, and the limited size of tidal habitats means that any telemetered animal would be likely to spend only a small proportion of time within them. Here, an alternative approach is explored, whereby passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) is used to obtain fine scale geo-referenced tracks of harbour porpoises in tidal rapid areas. Large aperture hydrophone arrays are required to obtain accurate locations of animals from PAM data and automated algorithms are necessary to process the large quantities of acoustic data collected on such systems during a typical survey. Methods to automate localisation, including a method to match porpoise detections on different hydrophones and separate different vocalising animals, and an assessment of the localisation accuracy of the large aperture hydrophone array are presented.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of the Acoustical Society of Americaen
dc.rights© 2017, Acoustical Society of America. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at asa.scitation.org / http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4976077en
dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectNDASen
dc.subject.lccGCen
dc.subject.lccQH301en
dc.titlePassive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoises in tidal rapidsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sound Tags Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Bioacoustics groupen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1121/1.4976077
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.date.embargoedUntil2017-08-27


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