Jeff Smith noon, Aug. 21
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Evening Lecture
Listening in the Deep: Using Sound to Study Animals We Cannot See.
Marine animals, like the elusive beaked whale, are notoriously difficult to study as they are rarely seen -- but scientists can hear them. These animals use echolocation to forage and those sounds can be recorded in even the most remote and inaccessible areas of the ocean.
Join Simone Baumann-Pickering. marine biologist, as she details how patterns of echolocation are allowing scientists to document the natural acoustic behavior of a species and determine if those natural patterns are being disturbed by man-made noise.
- Cost: Free - $8