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Archives for July, 2014

“This is either madness or brilliance”

**Guest Post** written by Leanna Matthews of Syracuse University                                       [Follow her on twitter @LeannaMatthews and check out her personal blog and website] Every scientific journey begins with an idea.  These ideas can go one of two […]

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What is marine mammal observing really like?

I didn’t know what to write about this week until I read my lovely lab mate Danielle’s post and decided to keep with the theme of fieldwork. After all that’s what summer is all about for an ORCAA student. I was lucky enough to come into this project on the off-season from classes. Meaning I […]

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Soundbites for the week of July 21-25

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. It was a slow news week, folks, so I went back in time a bit to get you some interesting tidbits. Tree crickets not affected by anthropogenic noise: in […]

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In praise of thinking

Here at the ORCAA blog we try to bring you a glimpse into the everyday lives of our graduate students. Sometimes it’s really exciting and dramatic and involves cool technology, or going to interesting places with beautiful landscapes, or recording something new and important. This is not one of those times. Summer for many ecologically-based […]

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Soundbites for the week of July 14-18

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. Sorry I missed last week! Pacific wrens change their songs when exposed to noise: this one is a cool one, folks. We’ve seen birds changing their songs in response […]

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Roses, ice and sound

Summertime! And the living is not necessarily easy but certainly more easily entertaining. Besides the wedding season it’s also conference season. All the lab-mates travel on the other edge of the country (USA) for summer schools, meetings, exciting field trips and pilot classes (stay tuned and Selene has some stories to tell). I made it […]

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Soundbites for the week of June 30 – July 4

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. Sexy voices–no choices: with a title like that, there’s no way I’m changing it. Anthropogenic noise impacts female crickets’ ability to find potential mates. Boat noise affects dugong vocal […]

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