[MARMAM] New publication: Using passive acoustic monitoring to document beaked whale distribution

Joy Stanistreet joy.stanistreet at duke.edu
Tue Aug 8 09:46:18 PDT 2017


My co-authors and I are pleased to share the following article now published online (e-First view) in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences:

Using passive acoustic monitoring to document the distribution of beaked whale species in the western North Atlantic Ocean

Joy E. Stanistreet, Douglas P. Nowacek, Simone Baumann-Pickering, Joel T. Bell, Danielle M. Cholewiak, John A. Hildebrand, Lynne E.W. Hodge, Hilary B. Moors-Murphy, Sofie M. Van Parijs, and Andrew J. Read


Little is known about the ecology of many beaked whale species, despite concerns raised by mass strandings linked to certain sources of anthropogenic noise. Here, we used passive acoustic monitoring to examine spatial and temporal patterns in beaked whale occurrence at six locations along the continental slope in the western North Atlantic Ocean. We analyzed 2642 days of recordings collected between 2011 and 2015, and identified echolocation signals from northern bottlenose whales (Hyperoodon ampullatus), Cuvier’s (Ziphius cavirostris), Sowerby’s (Mesoplodon bidens), Gervais’, (Mesoplodon europaeus), and Blainville’s (Mesoplodon densirostris) beaked whales, and one signal type of unknown origin. We recorded multiple species at each site, with detections generally occurring year-round, and observed latitudinal gradients and site-specific variation in relative species occurrence. Notably, we regularly detected Cuvier’s beaked whales in a region where they have not been commonly observed, and discovered potential habitat partitioning among Cuvier’s and Gervais’ beaked whales within their overlapping ranges. This information on the distribution and seasonal occurrence of North Atlantic beaked whale species offers new insight into patterns of habitat use, and provides a year-round baseline from which to assess potential anthropogenic impacts.

The full article is available at http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/full/10.1139/cjfas-2016-0503<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__el.nrcresearchpress.com_wf_click-3Fupn-3DdP8dcZ0aLvymtkMq0Fq2-2D2BcuLXxICrWGF7VKKt1fFfiGxxllB8CBFYBjsvefLuEXRTL5NB0tDz4fhrbVCEdnGI-2D2FPgoYJ642uj7dgb193gmMM-2D3D-5FOUGBxeMeIDFL8sAwq9-2D2F-2D2FT9YmbH4KU53MAk3CC7cu8gPa8Q2tJK-2D2BQTMmbkQDxbmlhcm-2D2F72AivOgzQfIemjSw4ViTT2jcQVDAfAW54cYR-2D2FqFtOwFkDa8v1e5PeKeeMDc3Uyvu0DGTN-2D2BGSgjAv2gUjOrN0glkNKKUmggmCI5Vw6YhCucErvAm30EbegfD829zfhcvbadn449QlkoMHC8MLDzAj8b74TXThT9HWyjlKy7cpxeJLPal3q8RtxOx841URxyKqQkq-2D2BxRFVG9-2D2F-2D2BNaZO8HJxJkJfHOYQvqKMsisROVxiznJPhlctpqkIfwaPuNXWphprK9iKonvaxQjOrC67Uksi-2D2FuayyGLWx-2D2BS882FO5RG-2D2B-2D2F6RXkVFEJmKm1OD1AkEfc43-2D2BjWTbrkoL8jTrAss-2D2F-2D2Bzg-2D3D-2D3D&d=DwMFaQ&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ee3wDF6HcFqrQBFgai7XsTUQW0GrCC5_MrY2IA3YsFs&m=jdnaYiBXbG3_tVQ59sNs0CAa9yu6MC1VonFTLGZQo8w&s=9uMVoCMD2VcgdzeimDnSewm32Wj3T2_KXvVt8Y607rI&e=>.

To request a pdf copy please email joy.stanistreet at duke.edu<mailto:joy.stanistreet at duke.edu>.


Joy Stanistreet, PhD
Duke University Marine Lab
joy.stanistreet at duke.edu<mailto:joy.stanistreet at duke.edu>

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