Accession Number:

ADA617781

Title:

Acquisition of Oceanographic Measurements from Baleen Whales: Field Deployments of Tags Developed Under Grant ONR (N00014-13-1-0854)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AARHUS UNIV (DENMARK)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Diving ocean predators can act as real-time autonomous sampling platforms in remote or ice covered waters when fitted with satellite transmitters. Sampling of oceanographic data, including salinity conductivity, temperature and depth, by marine mammals is not only relevant to understand the ecology of the animals, but also in oceanography. It has been used widely with seals and to a lesser extent with narwhals and belugas. These data can be incorporated into existing oceanographic monitoring of e.g. climate change or they can be used as proxies for prey availability and habitat preferences.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE