Probable acoustic recordings of sperm whales (physeter macrocephalus) along the north antrim coast, Northern Ireland

Dunlop, Rebecca A. and Mellor, Adam (2008) Probable acoustic recordings of sperm whales (physeter macrocephalus) along the north antrim coast, Northern Ireland. Biology and Environment, 108 3: 135-141. doi:10.3318/BIOE.2008.108.3.135


Author Dunlop, Rebecca A.
Mellor, Adam
Title Probable acoustic recordings of sperm whales (physeter macrocephalus) along the north antrim coast, Northern Ireland
Journal name Biology and Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0791-7945
2009-003X
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3318/BIOE.2008.108.3.135
Volume 108
Issue 3
Start page 135
End page 141
Total pages 7
Editor D. Montgomery
M. Jones
Place of publication Dublin, Ireland
Publisher Royal Irish Academy
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 060801 Animal Behaviour
960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Abstract Despite increasing numbers of stranding events of sperm whales in the British Isles, to date relatively little is known about the population status of these whales in the North Atlantic. Acoustic surveys of this deep-water species are advantageous over visual surveys as they have a greater detection range, can operate 24 hours a day in most weather conditions and are less affected by observer subjectivity. An acoustic survey to assess potential monitoring sites was carried out on the North Antrim coast of Northern Ireland, where sperm whale clicks were successfully detected and recorded. This study identifies potential for future acoustic monitoring of whales off the north coast of Ireland and highlights the potential value of the technique in population studies.
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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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