North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) acoustic behavior on the calving grounds

Susan E Parks, Dana A. Cusano, Sofie M. Van Parijs, Douglas P. Nowacek

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Abstract

Passive acoustic monitoring is a common method for detection of endangered North Atlantic right whales. This study reports on the acoustic behavior of right whales on the winter calving grounds to assess their acoustic detectability in this habitat. In addition to known call types, previously undescribed low amplitude short broadband signals were detected from lactating females with calves. The production of higher amplitude tonal calls occurred at lower rates for lactating females than from other age/sex classes suggesting that passive acoustic monitoring may be less effective in detecting mother-calf pairs in this critical habitat area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)EL15-EL21
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume146
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) acoustic behavior on the calving grounds. / Parks, Susan E; Cusano, Dana A.; Van Parijs, Sofie M.; Nowacek, Douglas P.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 146, No. 1, 01.07.2019, p. EL15-EL21.

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Parks, Susan E ; Cusano, Dana A. ; Van Parijs, Sofie M. ; Nowacek, Douglas P. / North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) acoustic behavior on the calving grounds. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2019 ; Vol. 146, No. 1. pp. EL15-EL21.
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