[MARMAM] Mysticetus Software availability for Researchers

Paul Donlan pdonlan at mysticetus.com
Tue Jul 19 10:28:43 PDT 2016

Dear List Members,

This general announcement is to let researchers know of the general
availability of Mysticetus software for research and academic
activities at a discount of 99.5% over commercial pricing.

Mysticetus is a comprehensive software solution designed to support
marine mammal research in an end to end fashion.

Its functional feature design provides for:

* Custom control how sighting data is identified, collected, and categorized.
* Support for air, land, and sea based observers
* Intuitive, simple GUI interface, no complex commands to master
* A training mode for new users
* Automatic report generation exports to .csv files

Mysticetus is has been used for 100’s of research surveys including:

Brown, M.W., Zani, M.A., Hamilton, P.K., Knowlton, A.R., and Kraus, S.D. 2016.
Research, Monitoring and Conservation of North Atlantic Right Whales
in the Bay of Fundy, the Waters South of Nova Scotia and Southern Gulf
of St. Lawrence: 2015.

M.M. MacKay, B. Würsig, C.E. Bacon, and J.D. Selwyn. 2016.
North Atlantic humpback whale (*Megaptera novaeangliae*) hotspots
defined by bathymetric features off western Puerto Rico. Canadian
Journal of Zoology 94(7):517-527, 10.1139/cjz-2015-0198

Lomac-MacNair, K.S., Smultea, M. A., Cotter, M. P., Thissen, C., Parker, L.
Socio-sexual and Probable Mating Behavior of Cook Inlet Beluga Whales,
Delphinapterus leucas, Observed From an Aircraft. Marine Fisheries
Review 77(2), 32-39. doi: dx.doi.org/10.7755/MFR.77.2.2

Data is accumulated in a data base defined by the project’s needs. A
graphical representation of the observer records simplifies QC. All
calculations (via bino reticles, declination angles, theodolite
angles, etc.) are taken care of. Data backup is automatic to protect
from data loss. Simple export via .csv, gpx, kml, mdb, and shp files
is provided for.

Mysticetus is found here: http://mysticetus.com, contact us at
research at mysticetus.com. Mysticetus has a growing community of
researchers for a reason.

-Paul Donlan
Mysticetus, LLC

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