New people in Hjørnedal

Susanna B. Blackwell Susanna B. Blackwell is a bio-acoustician with Greeneridge Sciences in California.  For the last 17 years she has been aiming to understand how man-made underwater sounds affect marine mammals of the Arctic, such as bowhead whales, ringed seals, beluga whales, and narwhals.  Does the sound of a vessel make them change their course?  After they hear a series of airgun pulses, used in prospecting for oil and gas under the seafloor, do they change how often theyRead more

Soundtrap deployment

As a part of the research 6 passive acoustic recorders have been deployed in the fjord system of Ittoqqortoormiit. They register and record sounds in the frequency area of narwhal communication and echolocation. They will be recording until the project stops at the end of august. Then they will be released from the bottom and hopefully will come floating up to the surface, here they will send a location signal and a boat will go out and pick them up. The deploymentRead more