Across every ocean, marine organisms from tiny fish to enormous whales rely on producing and hearing sound for their survival. But increasing human activity within the ocean over the last century has also meant increasing anthropogenic noise contributing to oceanic soundscapes.
Channel Islands and Grays Reef National Marine Sanctuaries have been hot spots for passive acoustic monitoring for years. While the two sanctuary ecosystems are quite different, they use standardized data collection and analysis methods to characterize baseline sound levels and to describe the acoustic ecology of species of interest, like fish.
During this workshop we will explore how Channel Islands and Grays Reef sanctuaries are characterizing their soundscapes, what they have discovered, and what they are still seeking to understand. The presenters will highlight resources available for educators to use when teaching about soundscapes.
Format: Live videoconference using Go To Meeting*
Costs: Free for GAME members & $10 for non-GAME members
Questions: contact Kim Morris-Zarneke at email@example.com or 770-784-3059
*Connection details and materials will be sent to registered participants approximately one week prior to the event.