Category: Surveys

Pacific Orcinus Distribution Survey (PODS)

Goal: To conduct a study of the distribution and behavior of Southern Resident killer whales in the outer coastal waters off Washington, Oregon and California. Time Period: 2004-Present Our Role: To operate the passive acoustic hardware and...

Gulf of Mexico Sperm Whale Cruise

Goal: To localize and track the movements of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in and out of the Gulf of Mexico. Time Period: 2012 Our Role: To provide assistance with the passive acoustics component of this research effort....

Palau Cetacean Survey

Goal: To provide the Republic of Palau with information about their marine mammal populations, to aid in marine conservation efforts Time Period: 2012 Our Role: To provide passive acoustic equipment and a researcher to collect passive acoustic...

Vessel Based Marine Mammal Survey Off Kaua’i, January 2012

Goal: To provide the monitoring necessary prior to a naval training event, the Submarine Commander’s Course exercise in February 2012, to adhere to the guidelines of the U.S. Navy’s Integrated Comprehensive Monitoring Program Time Period: January...

Palmyra Island Cetacean Ecosystem Assessment Survey (PICEAS)

Goal: To assess the abundance, distribution and habitat of marine mammals in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around Palmyra Atoll and in the waters between Oahu and Palmyra. Time Period: 2011-2012 Our Role: To provide research...

Mariana Islands Sea Turtle and Cetacean Survey

Goal: To help the U.S. Navy in the first systematic line-transect visual and acoustic survey of the waters around the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam, to determine population density estimates for marine mammals and sea...

Gulf of Alaska Line Transect Survey (GOALS II)

Goal: To assess the distribution, abundance and occurrence of marine mammals in the U.S. Navy’s temporary maritime activities area (TMAA) in the Gulf of Alaska. Time Period: 2013 Our Role: Provide the equipment and research personnel to...

Atlantic Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (AMAPPS)

Goal: To conduct a combined visual and acoustic marine mammal abundance line transect survey in the waters of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the southeast coast of the continental United States.Time Period: 2013 Our...

Mariana Islands Marine Resource Survey (MIMRS)

Mariana Islands Marine Resource Survey (MIMRS) Goal: To collect data on the occurrence of marine mammals around Pagan Island to provide information for the U.S. Military’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the expansion...