Computational Modelling Group

Seminar  1st March 2012 4 p.m.  Building 19, Room 3011

Effects of sound on marine mammals

Professor Peter Tyack
St. Andrews

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Acoustics, Oceanography
Marcus Erridge


Peter is an internationally leading researcher in the area of marine mammals; one aspect of this work is the impact of anthropogenic sound on marine life. Whilst working at Woods Hole Oceanography Institute (WHOI) Peter lead the team developing the DTag an acoustic recorder which has revolutionized our ability to understand the way that marine mammals utilize sound. Peter also lead the international research team that studied why beaked whales strand in response to the use of mid-frequency military sonars.