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Listening in the Ocean: New Discoveries and Insights on Marine Life from Autonomous Passive Acoustic Recorders

  • Includes results from many different types of ocean acoustic recorders used by different marine investigators in diverse regions of the world
  • One of the only books available that discusses the use of remote passive acoustic recorders in the ocean
  • Edited by Drs. Au and Lammers, respectively the former president and a silver medal winner of the ASA and the co-inventor of the Ecological Acoustic Recorder

Series: Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing

By: Whitlow WL Au(Editor), Marc O Lammers(Editor)

325 pages, 119 colour & 89 b/w illustrations, 9 tables


Hardback | Dec 2015 | #226442 | ISBN-13: 9781493931750
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Listening in the Ocean brings to light the discoveries and insights into the lives of many marine species made possible over the last decade by passive acoustic recorders (PAR). Pop-ups, ARF, HARP, EAR, Bprobe, C-POD Atag, and Dtag are the acronyms of some of the many PARs that have changed our understanding of how marine animals live and strive in the ocean. Various types of PARs are used by different investigators in different areas of the world. These recorders have accumulated copious amounts of very important data, unveiling previously unknown information about large marine animals. Temporal, seasonal and spatial distribution patterns have been uncovered for many marine species. There have been many discoveries, new understandings and insights into how these animals live in and utilize the ocean and the importance of acoustics in their lives. Listening in the Ocean summarizes these important discoveries, providing both a valuable resource for researchers and enjoyable reading for non-professionals interested in marine life.


Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Baleen Whales and Haru-phones in the Pacific
Chapter 3 - Baleen whales and Pop-ups in the Atlantic
Chapter 4 - ARF and Harp in the Pacific
Chapter 5 - Monitoring of bowhead whale migration in the arctic
Chapter 6 - Environmental acoustic recording system (EARS) in the Gulf of Mexico
Chapter 7 - Ecological acoustic recorder (EAR) in coral reefs
Chapter 8 - Use of PAR for fish bioacoustic research
Chapter 9 - TPod and CPod in European waters
Chapter 10 - Palaola and Station Aloha, two unusual PAM
Chapter 11 - Findings from the Biological Probe (Bprobe)
Chapter 12 - Findings from the Digital acoustic recording tag (Dtag)
Chapter 13 - Findings from the Atag
Chapter 14 - Signal processing methodologies

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Whitlow W. L. Au is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, its past president and its first silver medal recipient for Animal Bioacoustics. Dr. Au is the author of The Sonar of Dolphins (1993), senior author of Principles of Marine Bioacoustics (with Mardi Hastings, 2008), and senior editor of Hearing by Whales and Dolphins (with Arthur Popper and Richard Fay, 2000).

Marc O. Lammers is the co-inventor of the Ecological Acoustic Recorder and has wide experience in bioacoustics, working with dolphins and whales. He is the chair of the Research Committee, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS) Advisory Council.

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