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dc.contributor.authorGoldbogen, Jeremy
dc.contributor.authorDe Ruiter, Stacy Lynn
dc.contributor.authorStimpert, Alison
dc.contributor.authorCalambokidis, John
dc.contributor.authorFriedlaender, Ari
dc.contributor.authorSchorr, Greg
dc.contributor.authorMoretti, David
dc.contributor.authorTyack, Peter Lloyd
dc.contributor.authorSouthall, Brandon
dc.identifier.citationGoldbogen , J , De Ruiter , S L , Stimpert , A , Calambokidis , J , Friedlaender , A , Schorr , G , Moretti , D , Tyack , P L & Southall , B 2014 , ' Using accelerometers to determine the calling behavior of tagged baleen whales ' , Journal of Experimental Biology , vol. 217 , pp. 2449-2455 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 157704505
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84921333607
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-8409-4790/work/60887907
dc.description.abstractLow-frequency acoustic signals generated by baleen whales can propagate over vast distances, making the assignment of calls to specific individuals problematic. Here, we report the novel use of acoustic recording tags equipped with high-resolution accelerometers to detect vibrations from the surface of two tagged fin whales that directly match the timing of recorded acoustic signals. A tag deployed on a buoy in the vicinity of calling fin whales and a recording from a tag that had just fallen off a whale were able to detect calls acoustically but did not record corresponding accelerometer signals that were measured on calling individuals. Across the hundreds of calls measured on two tagged fin whales, the accelerometer response was generally anisotropic across all three axes, appeared to depend on tag placement and increased with the level of received sound. These data demonstrate that high-sample rate accelerometry can provide important insights into the acoustic behavior of baleen whales that communicate at low frequencies. This method helps identify vocalizing whales, which in turn enables the quantification of call rates, a fundamental component of models used to estimate baleen whale abundance and distribution from passive acoustic monitoring.
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dc.rights© 2014. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd | The Journal of Experimental Biology (2014) 217, 2449-2455 doi:10.1242/jeb.103259en
dc.subjectQA Mathematicsen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleUsing accelerometers to determine the calling behavior of tagged baleen whalesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Statisticsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sound Tags Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Bioacoustics groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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