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Methods in Marine Bioacoustics: Hands-on Research and Training

This August, neighboring scientists in Beaufort, NC organized and taught a course focusing on the fundamentals of acoustics: communication and hearing of marine mammals, measuring impacts of ocean noise, fisheries sonar, and measuring sound in the ocean.

Along with lectures on active and passive acoustics from visiting scientists from universities and non-governmental agencies in California, Washington, Tasmania, United Kingdom, and NOAA, students were able to gain hands-on experience using a variety of active sonars in the inshore waters of Beaufort, NC. The course was attended by US and international graduate students and NOAA scientists.

This course, held on the Duke University Marine Lab campus, represents one of many collaborations between the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Duke over the past 30 years.

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