We use innovative passive acoustic technologies to study the behavior, movements and distribution of marine animals and their contribution to soundscape ecology. We also evaluate how man-made sounds affect marine animals.
In spring/summer of 2018 and 2021, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Cetacean Research Program deployed drifting acoustic recorders in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zones surrounding the Mariana Archipelago.
We used long-term passive acoustic recordings from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico shelf break to explore the extent of Rice’s whale distribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico and to evaluate whether they exhibit seasonal movements throughout this range.