25 09, 2015

Wave gliders: game changing technology for monitoring marine mammals

By |2019-03-22T13:44:02+00:00September 25th, 2015|Categories: News, Renewables, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

East Carolina University’s Blackbeard wave glider has survived its first at-sea trials this week and has been successfully deployed off the North Carolina coast. The Blackbeard wave glider is manufactured by Liquid Robotics and contains a St Andrews Instrumentation Decimus® system to detect marine mammals. […]

4 09, 2015

VIDEO: Kayakers have amazing killer whale encounter

By |2019-03-22T13:53:41+00:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

It can't all be impact assessment and work, work, work. Check out this amazing video of a kayaker's encounter with a group killer whales, just a few metres from one of our offices off San Juan Islands, WA (USA). Pretty amazing!!! Happy Friday everyone!  

23 06, 2015

Avoiding High Frequency Vessel Noise on Porpoise

By |2015-06-23T22:38:22+00:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

A new paper in published in Nature has found that harbour porpoises react to low levels of high frequency vessel noise. Odontocetes (toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises) in particular rely heavily on the propagation of underwater sound for essential life functions including communication, navigation, and foraging. OCEAN NOISE IS ON THE RISE and it’s important to [...]

6 05, 2015

Herring Spawn: a Smorgasbord for Marine Mammals in the Pacific Northwest

By |2019-03-22T14:56:49+00:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: News, SMRUC North America, Video|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The herring spawn is one of the most spectacular natural events that occurs annually on the west coast of North America. Each year, tens of thousands of herring migrate from the open ocean to coastal areas were they spawn in remarkably large numbers. The males release ‘milt,’ which contains sperm, and the females release eggs into the [...]

14 04, 2015

10 Tips for Marine Wildlife Viewing

By |2015-04-14T23:04:41+00:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America, Training, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Did you know that when marine mammals are approached by a vessel, their behaviour can be altered or interrupted, affecting vital activities such as foraging, communication, and mating? There is concern that the cumulative impacts of these types of exposures will cause habituation to human activities and/or threaten the survival of individual animals. […]

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