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The Effects of Underwater Noise Pollutio...

Underwater or ocean noise can have natural/biological sources or anthropogenic sources, otherwise known as human-made noise. Ocean noise is very important to monitor due to its impact on the environment and the organisms within. Natural sources of ocean noise have physical/geophysical, atmospheric, and geological aspects. These aspects can include wind and precipitation at the ocean […]

Frequency and Correlation of Surface Ob...

Frequency  and Correlation of Surface Observed Behaviors of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Cape May, New Jersey.

Introduction Collection of opportunistic  data during  whale watching trips can offer a wide range of insights into cetacean behavior.  In addition  to spatial information and long term tracking of individuals through photographic methods, notable short-term behaviors of individuals are recorded during sightings (Hauser 2007). Feeding and mating are two essential behaviors often observed at the […]

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: MYSTERIES OF OUR OFFS...

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: MYSTERIES OF OUR OFFSHORE DEEP-DIVING WHALES

Far out in the Atlantic lurk strange creatures considered to be the deepest diving of all mammals. These record setting animals are Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). Normally found far from shore, the Research Center has encountered and photographed individuals of this species during pelagic birding and whale watching trips. The beaked whale family consists […]