Crustaceans need ears too!

A preponderance of marine bioacoustic work has been focused on marine mammals – whales, dolphins, and pinnipeds. This is in large part due to the “charismatic megafauna” paradigm where big, complicated animals with recognizable expressions attract most human interest. While fish – particularly large or colorful species can capture our attention under this same rubric, […]

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Acoustic Communication by Animals

Chorusing is usually defined as “acoustic signaling produced collectively by a group of individuals whose activity is clustered in both space and time. It would be nice to expand the definition to cover the possible purpose of chorusing behavior for animals.

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Communication signals threaten marine habitat

Back in the mid 1970’s Physical Oceanographer Walter Munk was evaluating the acoustical transmission characteristics of the ocean “sound channel” – an isothermal layer in the deep ocean that baleen whales use for long distance communication. His visionary work in this field developed into a 1991 experiment called the “Heard Island Feasibility Test” which produced […]

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Report from the May 2009 Acoustics Society meeting

“Thrilling” is not a word I thought I would ever use in describing an Acoustical Society meeting, but there were moments last week that bordered on just that. Driving this is an intersection of rapidly increasing computer processing power and advancing sensor technologies – put in the hands of some of the nimble intellects that […]

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