Accession Number : AD1013947

Title :   Modeling of Habitat and Foraging Behavior of Beaked Whales in the Southern California Bight

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego La Jolla United States

Personal Author(s) : Baumann-Pickering,Simone ; Hildebrand,John A ; Yack,Tina ; Moore,Jeffrey E

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Report Date : 30 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The overall goal of this project was to improve our understanding of beaked whale distribution and foraging behavior and to describe inter-specific differences. We investigated spatio-temporal patterns for Cuviers beaked whale and a beaked whale producing echolocation signal type BW43 in the Southern California Bight using passive acoustic encounters, comparing data gathered from line transect surveys and autonomous recorders.

Descriptors :   whales , aquatic animals , behavior , population , habitats , food , surveys , passive systems , acoustic detection , software tools , ECHO RANGING , BIOSONAR , COASTAL REGIONs , california

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE