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dc.contributor.authorClaridge, Diane
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Charlotte
dc.date2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:03:41Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:03:41Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/726
dc.description.abstractAs part of an overall project to monitor beaked whales and other odontocete cetaceans at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) using photo-identification methods to contribute to the assessment of possible population-level effects of frequent exposure to sonar, such monitoring was performed from April to May 2011 at the Weapons Range of AUTEC. Although no beaked whales were encountered, there were ten other cetacean sightings during this time, including three sperm and two short-finned pilot whale sightings. During the latter two sightings, eight and seven, respectively, biopsies were collected. A total of 1236 photographs were taken. Initial analysis of the sperm whale identification photographs indicates that none matched any in the existing catalogue of sperm whales from the northern Bahamas.en_US
dc.format.extentiv, 13 p.: ill.;28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.publisherDepartment of Oceanographyen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleMonitoring beaked whale responses to sonar tests at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC)en_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Department of Oceanography.
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorBeaked whalesen_US
dc.subject.authorBlainville's beaked whaleen_US
dc.subject.authorSperm whaleen_US
dc.subject.authorLagenorhynchus electraen_US
dc.description.funderN00244-11-1-0021.en_US
dc.identifier.oclcocn765472168
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-OC-11-009CR


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