Right Whale Acoustics: Practical Applications in Conservation

Right Whale Acoustics: Practical Applications in Conservation

Effective management to reduce human impacts on the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale requires improved surveillance data to maximize the protection given to the whales while minimizing the costs to the shipping and fishing industries. A workshop was held in March 2001 to discuss the potential of passive acoustics to contribute to right whale surveillance and the research and development required to develop suitable systems. This paper summarizes the conclusions of the workshop. Progress on addressing research needs following the workshop is also described

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Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag, Country Director, Germany
Country Director, Germany
Isabel McCrea, Regional Director, Oceania
Regional Director, Oceania
IFAW Japan Representative
IFAW Japan Representative
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Whales
Robbie Marsland, Regional Director, United Kingdom
Regional Director, United Kingdom