Accession Number : ADA560975


Title :   Dive Distribution and Group Size Parameters for Marine Species Occurring in Navy Training and Testing Areas in the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Watwood, Stephanie L ; Buonantony, Danielle M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560975.pdf


Report Date : 12 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 234


Abstract : One important element of Phase II environmental planning is the acoustic effects analysis executed with the Navy Acoustic Exposure Model (NAEMO) software. NAEMO was developed to explore possible exposure of anthropogenic sound on marine animals, combining established acoustic propagation modeling with data regarding the distribution and abundance of marine species. This report recommends species-typical static depth distributions and group size information for all marine mammal and sea turtle species that occur in the Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing (AFTT), Hawaii-Southern California Training and Testing (HSTT), Northwest Training and Testing (NWTT), and Mariana Islands Training and Testing (MITT) Study Areas that will be modeled using NAEMO for Phase II analyses. Additionally, group size information is presented for species occurring in the AFTT, HSTT, NWTT, Mediterranean Training and Testing (MED), and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Study Areas. In total, data are presented for 54 cetacean, 12 pinniped, one mustelid, one sirenian, and six sea turtle species.


Descriptors :   *AQUATIC ANIMALS , *NAVAL TRAINING , *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS , BEHAVIOR , CETACEA , MANMADE , NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN , NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN , TURTLES


Subject Categories : Ecology
      Biological Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics
      Noise Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE