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Status and future of research on the behavioural responses of marine mammals to U.S. Navy sonar
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Report,
A review of the status and future of research into behavioral responses of marine mammals to naval sonar exposure was undertaken to evaluate the return on investment of current US Navy funded programs, identify the data ...
Body density and diving gas volume of the northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus)
(2016-08-17) - Journal article,
Diving lung volume and tissue density, reflecting lipid store volume, are important physiological parameters that have only been estimated for a few breath-hold diving species. We fitted 12 northern bottlenose whales with ...
Individual size, sex and rearing environment impact on aggression in newly weaned seals
(2017-04) - Journal article,
Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters
(2017-04-07) - Journal article,
1. In the United Kingdom (UK), several harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) populations have been declining over the past decade. In order to understand the effect of these changes in abundance, this study seeks to determine the ...
The ecosystem of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the sub-polar front and Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone; ECO-MAR project strategy and description of the sampling programme 2007-2010
(2013-12-15) - Journal article,
The ECOMAR project investigated photosynthetically-supported life on the North Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) between the Azores and Iceland focussing on the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone area in the vicinity of the sub-polar front ...
Counting whales in a challenging, changing environment
(2014-03-13) - Journal article,
Estimating abundance of Antarctic minke whales is central to the International Whaling Commission's conservation and management work and understanding impacts of climate change on polar marine ecosystems. Detecting abundance ...
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 ...
Mechanical vulnerability explains size-dependent mortality of reef corals
(2014-08) - Journal article,
Understanding life history and demographic variation among species within communities is a central ecological goal. Mortality schedules are especially important in ecosystems where disturbance plays a major role in structuring ...
Two intense decades of 19th century whaling precipitated rapid decline of right whales around New Zealand and East Australia
(2014-04-01) - Journal article,
Right whales (Eubalaena spp.) were the focus of worldwide whaling activities from the 16th to the 20th century. During the first part of the 19th century, the southern right whale (E. australis) was heavily exploited on ...
Fishing for drifts : detecting buoyancy changes of a top marine predator using a step-wise filtering method
(2015-12-02) - Journal article,
In southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina), fasting and foraging related fluctuations in body composition are reflected by buoyancy changes which can be monitored by changes in drift rate. Here, we present an improved ...