Accession Number:

ADA416796

Title:

Minke Whale (Balaenoptera Acutorostrata) Response to a Sound Playback Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2002-30 Jun 2003

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A song playback experiment to singing minke whales on the Great Barrier Reef was carried out. Songs were played to singers at ranges of 0.5-2.0km. A remotely monitored sonobuoy array was used to monitor whale movements and singing behavior. Upon initiation of playbacks, whales either moved away from the playback vessel, or stopped singing, indicating song is likely used to maintain spacing between singing individuals

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE