SRKW acoustic response - Investigating noise effects on the acoustic signals and behavior of Southern Resident killer whales (Orcinus orca)

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

In this study, vocal compensation is being investigated in Southern Resident killer whale (SRKW) calls to determine the degree to which whales can adjust to increased background noise levels. In addition, whale and vessel behavior data are also collected to determine what contribution vessel traffic has on noise levels and how noise levels influence whale behavior. The work was part of an NRC-postdoctoral project led by Marla Holt, and includes Dawn Noren (Adams) and Candice Emmons as internal collaborators. The specific work includes experimental design, data collection, data analysis, and writing for submission to peer-reviewed journals. This is a one-time project, and addresses key risk factors (vessel and noise interactions) of SRKW. Measurements of vocal behavior, whale behavioral states, background noise measurements, vessel counts and other attributes.

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Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 5, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
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Responsible Party (); Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Temporal Extent Begin 2006-09-28
Temporal Extent End 2009-09-28

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