Birch Aquarium Evening Lecture

01/13/2014 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture

January 13; 7-8 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Listening In The Deep: Using Sound To Study Animals We Cannot See

Simone Baumann-Pickering, marine biologist

Marine animals, like the elusive beaked whale, are notoriously difficult to study as they are rarely seen. Fortunately, scientists can hear them! These animals use echolocation to forage and those sounds can be recorded in even the most remote and inaccessible areas of the ocean. Join Simone Baumann-Pickering as she details how patterns of echolocation are allowing scientists to document the natural acoustic behavior of a species, and determine if those natural patterns are being disturbed by man-made noise.


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