On February 16th the Duke Marine Lab crew, aboard the R/V RT Barber, spotted a NARW at 14:00, 40 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida. The UNC Wilmington aerial survey team (NOAA Scientific Permit 16473 Issued to UNCW) was also conducting surveys off-shore in the same area for the Navy. Efforts
We study the acoustic behavior of marine mammals via collaboration with existing tagging programs and using standalone passive and digital acoustic monitors. This approach enables us to learn about the effects of anthropogenic noise on animal behavior, since sound propagates very efficiently through sea water.