5 10, 2015

Photos for fingerprints

By |2015-10-05T08:05:28+00:00October 5th, 2015|Categories: PCoD, SMRUC Europe, SMRUC North America|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Photo identification is a commonly used technique in studying marine mammals, for population estimation and deriving population demographic rates (e.g. survival rates, fertility rates). All of these are valuable inputs to PCOD models. Many whale and dolphin species can be identified for long lasting features by taking photos. Eric Hoyt wrote a really nice piece with [...]

10 08, 2015

SMRU Consulting and NRW lead the way

By |2017-11-24T05:56:44+00:00August 10th, 2015|Categories: News, Publications, Renewables, SMRUC Europe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Natural Resources Wales (NRW), working with a team led by SMRU Consulting and including other experts from the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and the Scottish Association of Marine Sciences (SAMS) have recently published a new set of guidance on marine mammal surveying requirements at wave and tidal stream energy sites in Wales. […]

27 07, 2015

Subsampling PAM – Dangers of duty cycles

By |2015-07-27T05:49:09+00:00July 27th, 2015|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) can be a great tool to monitor marine mammal presence over wide areas and long time periods. However, there can be large costs associated with retrieving and replacing the recorders – for example, those deployed offshore or in dynamic environments may require significant time, specialist vessels and personnel in order to retrieve and [...]

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