Accession Number : ADA598934


Title :   Blue and Fin Whale Habitat Modeling from Long-Term Year-Round Passive Acoustic Data from the Southern California Bight


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA


Personal Author(s) : Sirovic, Ana ; Hildebrand, John A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA598934


Report Date : 30 Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : During this project, we will develop predictive, year-round habitat models of the presence of calling blue and fin whales in the Southern California Bight, to facilitate Navy s operational needs in this area. The primary objective of this research is to develop predictive, year-round habitat models of the presence of calling blue and fin whales in the Southern California Bight (SCB). We will also investigate the scales over which blue and fin whales respond to their environment to better understand the functionality of the predictive relationships in those models. We will base our models on the available passive acoustic and remotely sensed data, as well as the lunar and buoy data available for the SCB.


Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC DATA , *HABITATS , *WHALES , ACOUSTIC DETECTION , CORRELATION , FREQUENCY , OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , PROPAGATION , REMOTE DETECTION , SEASONAL VARIATIONS , TIME SERIES ANALYSIS , TRANSMISSION LOSS


Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE