7 06, 2016

How tags help collision risk assessments

By |2016-06-07T14:41:18+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Publications, Renewables|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An SNH and Marine Scotland commissioned report, conducted by our colleagues at SMRU, has used data from tagged seals to assess the potential for collisions with tidal turbines, using the Pentland Firth as an example. […]

3 12, 2015

Killer Whales and Vessel Interactions

By |2019-03-22T13:13:34+00:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Southern resident killer whales are an endangered population that are regularly targeted by the whale watching industry. The effects of vessels and the noise they produce has been identified as a risk to the recovery of the population. This new study provides some really interesting data on the noise levels that killer whales experience during these [...]

23 10, 2015

Tracking Marine Mammals in 3D

By |2019-03-22T13:23:11+00:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: News, Research & Development, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Many marine mammal species are remarkably deep divers. Beaked whales, sperm whales, and elephant seals regularly dive to depths greater than 1 km, and some species, such as the Cuvier’s beaked whale, have been recorded at depths of 3 km on a single breath that lasted over two hours! […]

7 09, 2015

PAPER: How Grey Seals use a Marine Park

By |2015-09-07T03:55:45+00:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interesting new paper on grey seal habitat use from scientists at the University of La Rochelle, the University of Glasgow and our own colleagues at SMRU. The paper investigates the habitat selection of grey seals within the French national marine park in the Iroise Sea. […]

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