Summaries - Research
Back Characterization and Classification of Marine Mammal Vocalizations
|Division||Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science|
Joseph, John E.
Collins, Curtis A.
|Sponsor||Chief of Naval Operations (Navy)|
|Summary||The objective of this project is to support Navy ASW training activities at SCORE (San Clemente Island) by mitigating the effects of mid-range sonar on marine mammals. FY10 activities include (1) developing methods to detect and classify marine mammal vocalizations, (2) recording data from an array of bottom mounted hydrophones in San Nicholas Basin, (3) determining the spatial and temporal variability of marine mammal vocalizations in San Nicholas Basin, and (4) understanding the physical characteristics of the basin that govern the propagation of acoustic energy and affect the behavior of marine mammals.|