A Multivariable Collection Protocol or MCP
CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES PROVINCETOWNMA
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The focus of this report is the development of field and laboratory techniques to determine the variables, to design a protocols for field collection, to apply the real time sonagraphic software to collected vocalizations, and to develop a simplified catalog to sounds. The field and laboratory protocols were developed to permit the simple and inexpensive collection of descriptive information surrounding each observation, yield an analysis which would either suggest or confirm the relationship among the selected variables of the many which affect whale behavior, and provide baseline information on the variables permitting a detailed comparative analysis of whale behavior. Specifically, the equipment purchased under the grant was intended to support the development of the field protocols for documentation of whale vocalizations and management of all incoming data via data loggers. This report, therefore is focused on audio documentation, the development of simple field synchronization techniques, and, particularly, on the application of real time sonagraphic software to the development of a simple key-based catalog of sounds.
- Biological Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors