Accession Number : ADA438556


Title :   Bioacoustic Characterization of the Mediterranean Sea SOLMAR


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 2003-30 Sep 2004


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA (ITALY)CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINARE DI BIOACUSTICA E RICERCHE AMBIENTALI


Personal Author(s) : Pavan, Gianni


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a438556.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : Ship-based surveys were carried out to provide baseline information about marine mammal presence, distribution and acoustic behaviour in the Ligurian Sea (Cetacean Sanctu a). Combined acoustic and visual surveys were mainly carried out. during the SIRENA cruises organized by NURC within the SOLARMAR Project. Acoustic monitoring with towed arrays was performed 24h/day to investigate the diel acoustic patterns and to provide support to the WHOI sperm whale tagging project. A lightweight wide and towed array and a complete asset for wideband signal recording and analysis were developed and tested. The system was improved with GIS plotting capabilities to provide real-time. maps of acoustic contacts. Databases (strandings, sightings, acoustic contacts, literature) developed within SOLMAR have been updated.


Descriptors :   *MEDITERRANEAN SEA , *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS , *BIOACOUSTICS , *AQUATIC ANIMALS , DATA BASES , SIGNAL PROCESSING , MAMMALS , TOWED ARRAYS , WHALES , LIGURIAN SEA , BASE LINES , SURVEYS , BROADBAND , SHIPBOARD , LIGHTWEIGHT , BEHAVIOR , ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES


Subject Categories : Biology
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE