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Marine Species Monitoring

SOCAL-12 Phase 1 Complete

Posted on August 14, 2012

SOCAL-12 update provided by the SEA Blog

SOCAL-12 is the third field season of a multi-year effort (2010-2015), more generally referred to as “SOCAL-BRS” (Behavioral Response Study).  This interdisciplinary research collaboration of private sector, federal agency, and academic scientists is designed to increase knowledge of marine mammal behavior and changes in behavior as a function of sound exposure, including simulated military sonar, for various species.  This project is funded by several research programs of the U.S. Navy and is integrated with related, ongoing field efforts along the U.S. west coast.