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Passive Acoustic Technologies

We record sounds in the ocean to learn about marine mammals and other ocean species, working with partners around the globe.

Publications by Northeast Passive Acoustics Branch Staff

We regularly publish their findings in scientific journals and Center-produced documents.
April 01, 2024 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Where the Leatherbacks Roam: Movement Behavior Analyses Reveal Novel Foraging Locations Along the Northwest Atlantic Shelf

Research results on leatherback movement behavior from satellite tags applied off the coasts of Massachusetts and North Carolina.
February 27, 2024 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Leatherback Turtles in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Foraging and Migration Behavior During the Autumn and Winter

Satellite tagged leatherback sea turtles from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico provide information on foraging and migration behaviors.
February 27, 2024 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Potential of Dynamic Ocean Management Strategies for Western Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Bycatch Mitigation in New Zealand

We explore the potential for dynamic ocean management in an emerging hotspot of leatherback sea turtle bycatch in the New Zealand pelagic longline fishery.
February 19, 2024 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) Accumulate Heavy Metals Near a Former Skeet Shooting Range in Kailua, O'ahu, Hawai'i

Determining levels of arsenic and antimony concentrations in green sea turtles resulting from lead deposition at a historic skeet shooting range. 
March 03, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Evaluation of a Long-Term Information Tool Reveals Continued Suitability for Identifying Bycatch Hotspots but Little Effect on Fisher Location Choice

We reviewed one of the longest and earliest DOM informational products, TurtleWatch.
January 26, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Encouraging Respectful Wildlife Viewing Among Tourists: Roles for Social Marketing, Regulatory Information, Symbolic Barriers, and Enforcement

A study documenting improved compliance with wildlife viewing distances using a social marketing approach.
January 26, 2023 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Modeling Protected Species Distributions and Habitats to Inform Siting and Management of Pioneering Ocean Industries: A Case Study for Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture

We developed a transparent and repeatable method to identify aquaculture opportunity areas with the least conflict with protected species.
October 12, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Use of Drift Studies to Understand Seasonal Variability in Sea Turtle Stranding Patterns in Mississippi

In this study stranded sea turtles provide valuable information about causes of mortality.
October 06, 2022 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,