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2013-03-25 08:14:36

For decades researchers have recorded sounds from whales and other marine mammals, using a variety of methods including passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) to better understand how these animals use sound to interact with each other and with the environment. Now, for the first time, researchers report using this technology to record spawning cod in the wild. Acoustic behavior in cod has been of interest for several decades, but few studies have observed their use of sound as part of...

2009-05-04 11:28:00

More than 10,000 Pounds of Marine Debris Collected in Effort to Protect the Right Whales' Habitat SANDWICH, Mass., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellwagen Alive announced today a record 10,000 pounds of marine debris has been netted to protect more than 70 endangered Right whales that use the waters between Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary as their spring feeding area. As part of a two-year initiative to locate and remove marine debris harmful to the Stellwagen Bank...

2008-06-25 18:02:34

By Richard Gaines, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jun. 25--Last of 3 parts A charter officer of the nonprofit corporation created to support a more aggressive approach to federal management of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary has resigned in the face of what she describes as a bias against commercial fishing. "I felt like the group had an attitude that was anti-fishing," Dale Brown told the Times yesterday Brown said she resigned a month ago from Stellwagen Alive:...

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2008-04-28 14:40:00

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of smart buoys. The buoys recognize whales' distinctive calls and route the information to a public Web site and a marine warning system, giving ships the chance to avoid deadly collisions.The 10-buoy Right Whale Listening Network - developed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - is arriving barely in time for the beleaguered...

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2008-04-01 15:35:00

3-D Blueprint Could Serve as National and International ModelLike sentinels at their posts, an array of buoys equipped with underwater microphones and other sensors will be on duty in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Massachusetts for the next 30 months, recording sounds from whales, fish, ships and other sources around the clock.  NOAA marine mammal scientists will analyze the biological sounds to help develop a global monitoring network for ocean noise, an...

2005-07-23 10:01:10

BOSTON -- When geologist Page Valentine steams out for a trip off the state's picturesque coastline, he's far more interested in what he can't see. Valentine has been using sophisticated sonar to map 1,400 square miles of ocean floor off the Massachusetts coast for 11 years. He's discovered networks of underwater ridges and valleys, the remains of long-forgotten shipwrecks and underwater gouges left by ancient icebergs. Valentine sees the maps as a basic tool for government regulators who...