US Navy


Marine Species Monitoring

Long Term Acoustic Monitoring of Marine Mammals Utilizing the Instrumented Range at Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF)

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Helble, T.A., Guazzo, R.A., Martin, C.R., Durbach, I.N., Alongi, G.C., Martin, S.W., Boyle, J.K. and Henderson, E.E., 2020. Lombard effect: Minke whale boing call source levels vary with natural variations in ocean noise. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147(2), 698-712.


Quantifying the Behavior of Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) and Potential Responses to Sonar. Henderson, E., J. Aschettino, M. Deakos, G. Alongi, and T. Leota. 2019. Aquatic Mammals, Vol 45, Iss 6.

Identifying behavioral states and habitat use of acoustically tracked humpback whales in Hawaii.
Henderson, E.E., T. A. Helble, G.R. Ierley, and S.W. Martin. 2018. Marine Mammal Science 34:701-717.

Estimating received levels for acoustically tracked whales from Navy mid-frequency active sonar.
Martin, C.R., S.W. Martin, and E.E. Henderson. 2018. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 144: 1885-1886.

Swim track kinematics and calling behavior attributed to Bryde’s whales on the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility - 1.2 MB
Helble, T.A.,  E. E. Henderson, G.R. Ierley, and S.W. Martin. 2016. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140:4170-4177.

Occurrence and habitat use of foraging Blainville’s beaked whales (Mesoplodon densirostris) on a U.S. Navy range in Hawaii. - 1 MB
Henderson, E.E., S.W. Martin, R. Manzano-Roth, and B. M. Matsuyama. 2016. Aquatic Mammals 42(4):549-562.

Impacts of U.S. Navy training events on Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris) foraging dives in Hawaiian waters. - 1.6 MB
Manzano-Roth, R., E.E. Henderson, S.W. Martin, C. Martin, and B.M. Matsuyama. 2016. Aquatic Mammals 42(4):507-518.

Minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) respond to navy training - 571 KB
Martin, S.W., C.R. Martin, B.M. Matsuyama, and E.E. Henderson. 2015. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 135:2533-2541.