Tag Development and Response of Sperm Whales to Low Frequencies
Final rept. 15 May 1992-30 Jun 1994
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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Results from this program include the following tracking of surface activities of sperm whales using HF radio, qualifications of surface and diving activities showing diurnal diving patterns, and tests of towed array for tracking of tag and whale sounds Design of tracking routines using display of whale tracks from tag localization data in combination with ship tracks, development of techniques for handling and towing low frequency sound playback transducer independent of ship maneuvering and weather Assessment of reactions by sperm whales to low frequency signals, development of a combination HF radio and acoustic transponder tag, and fabrication of an ARGOS satellite tag for whales utilizing the well tested WHOI system for tag delivery and attachment.
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation