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Archives for May, 2014

First Successful DMON Deployment!

Last Thursday marked our labs first successful DMON (Digital Acoustic Monitor) deployment of the spring! The DMON is a passive acoustic instrument that is capable of recording and processing audio in real-time. Friday, May 16th, a single DMON was deployed off the coast of central Oregon to target the acoustic signatures and monitor the occurrence […]

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Soundbites for the week of May 26-30

Soundbites is a (hopefully) weekly feature of the coolest, newest bioacoustics, soundscape, and acoustic research, in bite-size form. Plus other cool stuff having to do with sound. Anthropogenic noise has an impact on spider behavior: invertebrates are often overlooked in the anthropogenic noise discussion, but it turns out that intermediate levels of noise can impact prey-detection […]

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The philosophy of sound

I am going to start with a stereotype. The term stereotype is derived from the Greek words στερεός (stereos), meaning “firm, solid” and τύπος (typos), meaning “impression,” hence “solid impression”. The stereotype of Greeks relating the definition of every word to Greek origin. I know, stereotype in the stereotype, right? The Matryoshka Principle (MP) in […]

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Soundbites for the week of May 19-23

Soundbites is a (hopefully) weekly feature of the coolest, newest bioacoustics, soundscape, and acoustic research, in bite-size form. Plus other cool stuff having to do with sound. Frogs change calling time in response to traffic noise: species with high peak frequency didn’t care about traffic noise, but species with low peak frequency optimized their calling […]

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Citizen Science and Soundscape Ecology

Are you interested in sound? Want to get involved in acoustics but just don’t know how? Do you enjoy helping scientists do their work without actually being a scientist? Then consider this your call to arms. Ladies and gentlemen, from the mind of the great Bryan Pijanowski, soundscape ecologist extraordinaire, I present to you: Global […]

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Marine Mammal Students of the Northwest, Unite

I scored for my first blog post…lab trips make for an easy topic. This past weekend ORCAA (with some of our OSU marine mammal graduate student colleagues) piled into my Explorer and journeyed north to Bellingham, WA for the 18th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Student Chapter for the Society for Marine Mammalogy (mouthful!) The drive was […]

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