Accession Number : ADA327168

Title :   Potential Effects of LFS on Mysticete Whales: An Analysis of Bioacoustic Signals from IUSS Under Normal and Conditions of Human-made Acoustic Activity.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jun 94-15 Feb 97,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY

Personal Author(s) : Clark, Christopher W.

PDF Url : ADA327168

Report Date : 25 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The objective of this research was to describe seasonal variations in acoustic signals, distributions, and movements for blue, finback, and minke whales in the north Atlantic using data from LANTIUSS facilities. Data on seasonal occurrence of humpback whales were also analyzed. Such data provides an essential baseline for assessing impacts of man-made low-frequency sound (LFS) on whales, and for evaluating Navy compliance with marine mammal protection regulations.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, *LOW FREQUENCY, *BIOACOUSTICS, *WHALES, MAMMALS, ACOUSTIC DETECTION, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, MANMADE, PROTECTION, NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, SOUND PITCH.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Acoustics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE