[MARMAM] NOAA seminar tomorrow: Using acoustics to prioritize management decisions to protect coastal dolphins: A case study using Hawaiian spinner dolphins

Tracy Gill - NOAA Federal tracy.gill at noaa.gov
Mon Jan 23 09:48:47 PST 2017


OneNOAA Science Seminar Series

*Please forward to folks who might be interested; thanks*


*Title: Using acoustics to prioritize management decisions to protect
coastal dolphins: A case study using Hawaiian spinner dolphins*

Presenter: Heather Heenehan, Ph.D. Postdoctoral researcher at NOAA's
Northeast Fisheries Science Center in the Passive Acoustics Group; she will
be presenting at NOAA in Silver Spring on work from her dissertation at the
Duke University Marine Laboratory

*Heather is presenting at NOAA in Silver Spring at the location below and
available after the seminar for further discussions.*

When: Tomorrow; January 24, 12-1pm ET

Where: Via webinar (see login below) or at NOAA Silver Spring, SSMC4 Rm 8150

Sponsor: NOAA's National Ocean Service Science Seminar; seminar host is
tracy.gill at noaa.gov

Webinar Access: Mymeeting webinar uses phone for and internet. Audio is
only available over the phone: dial toll-free from US or CAN:
1-877-708-1667. Enter code 7028688#
For the webcast, go to www.mymeetings.com  Under "Participant Join", click
"Join an Event", then add conf no: 744925156. No is code needed for the
web. Be sure to install the correct plug‐in for WebEx before the seminar
starts (temporary plugin works fine).

Abstract: For more than a decade, interactions between humans and Hawaiian
spinner dolphins in their resting bays have been a concern for members of
the general public, managers, scientists, policymakers, and tour operators.
Hawaiian spinner dolphins are the target of a large wildlife tourism
industry due to their predictable daytime resting behavior and presence in
coastal areas. Using results from passive acoustic monitoring between
January 2011 and March 2013 on the Kona coast of Hawai‛i Island, USA, the
relative importance of four known Hawaiian spinner dolphin resting bays,
the contribution of anthropogenic noise including vessel noise to the four
bay soundscapes, and the dolphins' response to human activities were
assessed. Here the findings are summarized and visualized and
recommendations are provided for action to regulate directed dolphin
watching and ensuing unauthorized takes under the Marine Mammal Protection
Act of 1972. These findings and recommendations have implications for the
federal government's ongoing efforts to implement rules that protect
Hawaiian spinner dolphins in their resting bays.

About the Speaker: Heather has a BS in Environmental Science from the
University of Connecticut. She received both her Master of Environmental
Management and PhD in Marine Science and Conservation from Duke University.
Heather is now working in the passive acoustics group at NOAA's Northeast
Fisheries Science Center where she has been working on the Caribbean
Humpback Acoustic Monitoring Programme.

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Tracy A. Gill   tracy.gill at noaa.gov   240-533-0349 NEW NUMBER!Physical
Scientist, NOAA <http://www.noaa.gov/>/NOS
<http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/>/NCCOS
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