Accession Number:

ADA617782

Title:

Acquisition of Oceanographic Measurements from Baleen

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AARHUS UNIV (DENMARK)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Diving ocean predators equipped with satellite transmitters can act as real - time autonomous sampling platforms in remote or ice covered waters. 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 but to a much lesser extent with cetaceans, i.e. narwhals and belugas. The 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