Accession Number : ADA617948


Title :   Ceteacean Social Behavioral Response to Sonar


Descriptive Note : Annual rept.


Corporate Author : KELP MARINE RESEARCH HOORN (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : Visser, Fleur


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA617948


Report Date : 30 Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The goal of this effort is to investigate cetacean social behavioral response to sonar signals. The scientific objectives of this effort are 1) to study social, group-level behavioral responses of cetaceans to sonar signals and other stimuli, including tagging; 2) to study natural, baseline social behavior; 3) to develop quantitative sampling methodology for the study of group-level and surface behavior of cetaceans; 4) to investigate the potential to study behavioral responses of cetaceans to sonar signals in situations where tagging is not at present possible (tagless playbacks); 5) to facilitate the compatibility of methods and the comparison of results between behavioral response studies.


Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR , *CETACEA , *RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , *SONAR SIGNALS , BASE LINES , SAMPLING


Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE