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A 3D stereo camera system for precisely positioning animals in space and time
(2015-04) - Journal article,
Here, we describe a portable stereo camera system that integrates a GPS receiver, an attitude sensor and 3D stereo photogrammetry to rapidly estimate the position of multiple animals in space and time. We demonstrate the ...
Sound production and associated behavior of tagged fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) in the Southern California Bight
(2015-08-03) - Journal article,
Background: For marine animals, acoustic communication is critical for many life functions, yet individual calling behavior is poorly understood for most large whale species. These topics are important for understanding ...
Vocal Learning and Auditory-Vocal Feedback
(Springer, 2016) - Book item,
Vocal learning is usually studied in songbirds and humans, species that can form auditory templates by listening to acoustic models and then learn to vocalize to match the template. Most other species are thought to develop ...
Estimated tissue and blood N2 levels and risk of in vivo bubble formation in deep-, intermediate- and shallow diving toothed whales during exposure to naval sonar.
(2012-05-10) - Journal article,
Naval sonar has been accused of causing whale stranding by a mechanism which increases formation of tissue N2 gas bubbles. Increased tissue and blood N2 levels, and thereby increased risk of decompression sickness (DCS), ...
(2014-08-18) - Journal article,
How man-made interference might cause gas bubble emboli in deep diving whales
(2014-01-28) - Journal article,
Recent cetacean mass strandings in close temporal and spatial association with sonar activity has raised the concern that anthropogenic sound may harm breath-hold diving marine mammals. Necropsy results of the stranded ...
Echolocation : clicking for supper
(2015-04-29) - Journal article,
When close to prey, porpoises actively widen their sonar beam, which may make it harder for the prey to escape.
Wind turbine underwater noise and marine mammals : implications of current knowledge and data needs
(2006) - Journal item,
The demand for renewable energy has led to construction of offshore wind farms with high-power turbines, and many more wind farms are being planned for the shallow waters of the world's marine habitats. The growth of ...
The evolutionary roots of creativity : mechanisms and motivations
(2015-03) - Journal article,
We consider the evolution of cognition and the emergence of creative behaviour, in relation to vocal communication. We address two key questions: (i) what cognitive and/or social mechanisms have evolved that afford aspects ...
Acoustic playback experiments to study behavioral responses of free-ranging marine animals to anthropogenic sound
(2009-12-03) - Journal article,
Growing concern about the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine life has highlighted the need for empirical methods to study behavioral responses of marine animals to specific acoustic exposures. Some effects have been ...