Acoustics in water: synergies with marine biology
1 Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
2 Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen, Germany
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Published online: 15 March 2017
This paper presents some of the bioacoustics related analysis that was performed on the ANTARES data, focussing on the year 2014. The data was processed for sperm whale, dolphin and shipping presence and grouped by hour of the day. It seemed that dolphins were more socially active during the day and foraging during the night. Sperm whales were mostly foraging during the day, but they may have been moving to other areas during the night. The most intense shipping noise came from a ferry that passed the platform twice a day. Although beaked whales were expected to be present in the area, so far their biosonar signal has not been conclusively found.
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