Readings and Assignments

This page will detail the class readings as they become available.


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Other resources

In addition to resources at Allied Whale (including procite and an extensive library/video/slide collection), here is a list of the bioacoustics/marine mammals text that I personally own that students in the class may have access to (although I am not responsible for any damages that may be incurred by myself as i take steps to recover them if not returned accordingly....)

Anonymous. 1999. Draft overseas environmental impact statement and environmental impact statement for surveillance towed array sensor system low frequency active (SURTASS LFA) sonar. Department of the Navy

Atema, J., Fay, R.R., Popper, A.N., and Tavolga, W.N. (Eds.). 1988. Sensory biology of aquatic animals. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Au, W.W.L., Popper, A.N., and Fay, R.R. (Eds.). 2000. Hearing by Whales and Dolphins. Springer, New York, NY.

Baker, C.S., Herman, L.M., Bays, B.G., and Bauer, G.B. 1983. The impact of vessel traffic on the behaviour of humpback whales in Southeast Alaska:1982 season. National Marine Fisheries Service, 31pp

Berta, A., and Sumich, J.L. 1999. Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology. Academic Press, New York, NY.

Jasny, M., and Reynolds, J. 1999. Sounding the Depths: supertankers, sonar, and the rise of undersea noise. National Resource Defense Council

Kastelein, R.A., Thomas, J.A., and Nachtigall, P.E. 1995. Sensory Sytems of Aquatic Mammals. De Spil, Woerdwen, Netherlands.

Lien, J. 1996. The human and biological context of marine mammal by-catch, and a review of information on large whale collisions with fishing gear. Whale Research Group, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Lien, J., Todd, S., and Guigné, J.Y. 1991. Inferences about perception in large cetaceans, especially humpback whales, from incidental catches in fixed fishing gear, enhancement of nets by "alarm" devices, and the acoustics of fishing gear. In Sensory Abilities in Cetaceans; Laboratory and Field Evidence. Edited by Thomas, J., and Kastelein, R. Plenum, New York. pp. 347-362.

Malme, C.I., Miles, P.R., Tyack, P., Clark, C.W., and Bird, J.E. 1985. Investigation of the potential effects of underwater noise from petroleum industry activities on feeding humpback whale behaviour. U. S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service

National Research Council. 2000. Marine mammals and low-frequency sound: progress since 1984. National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

Perrin, W.F., Donovan, G., and Barlow, J. (Eds.). 1994. Gillnets and Cetaceans. IWC, Cambridge, UK.

Reeves, R.R. 1992. Whale responses to anthropogenic sounds: a review. Department of Conservation, New Zealand. Science and Research Series, no. 47, 47pp

Reeves, R.R., Hofman, R.J., Silber, G.K., and Wilkinson, D. 1996. Acoustic deterrence of harmful marine mammal-fishery interactions. NMFS-OPR-10. US Department of Commerce (NOAA/NMFS) Seattle, WA.

Richardson, W.J., Greene Jr., C.R., Malme, C.I., and Thomson, D.H. 1991. Effects of Noise on Marine Mammals. U. S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Atlantic OCS Region

Richardson, W.J., Greene Jr., C.R., Malme, C.I., and Thomson, D.H. 1995. Marine Mammals and Noise. Academic Press, San Diego.

Thomas, J.A., and Kastelein, R.A. (Eds.). 1991. Sensory abilities of cetaceans: laboratory and field evidence. Plenum, New York.

Todd, S., Lien, J., and Verhulst, A. 1992. Orientation of humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) and minke (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) whales to acoustic alarm devices designed to reduce entrapment in fishing gear. In Marine Mammal Sensory Systems. Edited by Thomas, J.A., Kastelein, R.A., and Supin, A.Y. Plenum Press, New York. pp. 727-739.

Todd, S.K. 1991. The acoustics of fishing gear; possible relationships to baleen whale entrapment. M.Sc Thesis Thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, 213pp

Todd, S.K., and Nelson, D.L. 1994. A review of modifications to the webbing and setting strategies of passive fishing gear to reduce incidental by-catch of cetaceans. In Annex F in Gillnets and Cetaceans. IWC Spec. Pub. 15. Edited by Donovan, G., Perrin, W.F., and Barlow, J. IWC, Cambridge. pp. 67-69.