New study determines parentage, age, and survival of North Atlantic right whales

A new study provides insight into North Atlantic right whale calf survival, growth rates, and life history, demonstrating the power of genetic sampling for this critically endangered species. The study, led by the New England Aquarium analysed all North Atlantic right whale calves born between 1988 and 2018 and categorised the animals based on genetic samples […]

Real-Time Acoustic Monitoring of Marine Mammals in the Mediterranean

Toby Matthews | Ocean Image Bank

The passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans is a research method that can provide unique information on the animal’s behaviour since the animals can be studied at great depths and at a long-range without interference. Nevertheless, the real-time data collection, transfer, and analysis using these techniques are difficult to implement and maintain. In this paper, “Real-Time […]

CARI’MAM Acoustic Survey Video

CARI’MAM have released a new video exampling acoustic sampling of Cetaceans in the Caribbean. The <5 minute video provides an insight into the survey methods utilised within the CARI’MAM network, the equipment for acoustic surveys and the process from collecting and analysing the data to utilising the results.  Watch below or visit CARI’MAM’s YouTube channel […]

Seeing Below the Surface Webinar May 2021

Advances in biologging technology have allowed researchers the ability to quantify the underwater movements and behaviors of marine mammals in novel ways. By incorporating motion sensors with remote, concurrent oceanographic sampling, the ability to contextualize the foraging behavior and performance of marine mammals can now be accomplished.