The ocean can be a surprisingly dark place. As a result, many marine animals rely on acoustics to communicate, find food, avoid predators, and sense their environment. This offers an excellent opportunity for scientists to study marine animals by using passive acoustic monitoring to detect their sounds and vocalisations. Soundscape ecology considers the sounds present from animals, the environment, and human activities.
I am currently involved in projects to study marine soundscapes and animal bioacoustics in the English Channel, Australia, and (hopefully) around the world.
Professor David Bacon – University of Portsmouth
Chris Burton – Western Whale Research
Professor Christine Erbe – Curtin University
Professor Alex Ford – University of Portsmouth
Dr Ivan Jordanov – University of Portsmouth
Dr Miles Parsons – Australian Institute of Marine Science
Dr Sylvia Parsons – CSIRO
Angela Recalde Salas – Curtin University
Dr Chandra Salgado Kent – Edith Cowan University