Marine Mammal Population Studies

Using PAM to Monitor Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises along the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts

When it comes to marine mammals like whales, dolphins, and porpoises, understanding their populations and behaviors is crucial for conservation and ecological balance. Traditionally, studying these magnificent creatures would involve visual surveys and tagging. While being effective, these are often limited by weather conditions and the animals' elusive natures. Enter Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM), a game-changing technology that harnesses the power of sound to monitor marine mammal populations in a non-intrusive way.

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