New Wave Media

January 9, 2014

Perspective on Ocean Science

Monday, Jan. 13th, 6:30-8 p.m.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps


Listening in the Deep: Using Sound to Study Animals We Cannot See


Simone Baumann-Pickering, marine biologist


Marine animals, like the elusive beaked whale, are notoriously difficult to study as they are rarely seen. Fortunately, scientists can hear them! These animals use echolocation to forage and those sounds can be recorded in even the most remote and inaccessible areas of the ocean.  Join Simone Baumann-Pickering as she details how patterns of echolocation are allowing scientists to document the natural acoustic behavior of a species, and determine if those natural patterns are being disturbed by man-made noise.


SOS members: Free. General public: $8. Students, educators, and UCSD: $5. Free admission to the first 30 UCSD students; must RSVP by calling 858-534-5771. Aquarium admission, parking, and refreshments included.


Source: MTS SoCal eNews