Navigation Links
Whale songs are heard for the first time around New York City waters
Date:9/16/2008

ITHACA, N.Y. For the first time in waters surrounding New York City, the beckoning calls of endangered fin, humpback and North Atlantic right whales have been recorded, according to experts from the Bioacoustics Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

"This is an exciting time for New Yorkers. Just think, just miles from the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Carnegie Hall and Times Square, the great whales are singing," says Chris Clark, the Director of the Bioacoustics Research Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. "These are some of the largest and rarest animals on this planet trying to make a living just a few miles from New York's shores. It just goes to show us that there are many important and wonderful discoveries to be made about the living world right here, right in our back yards."

"With data generated by acoustic monitoring, we can better understand New York's role in the life history of these endangered whales and make more informed conservation decisions," says James Gilmore, chief of the DEC's Bureau of Marine Resources. "This is especially important for the survival of right whales."

The recorders were placed about 13 miles from the New York Harbor entrance and off the shores of Fire Island. Information about the seasonal presence of whales will help New York state policymakers develop management plans to protect them. Knowing the whales' travel paths will help ship traffic managers avoid whale collisions in New York waters. Further, the study will characterize New York waters' acoustic environment and examine whether underwater noises, including shipping, affect the whales.

Acoustic monitoring was initiated in spring 2008 between March and June in order to record the right whales' northward migration from their calving ground off the Florida eastern coast to their feeding grounds off Maine, New Hampshire and Massachus
'/>"/>

Contact: Connie Bruce
clb82@cornell.edu
607-254-2491
Cornell University Communications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Unique study shows oil, gas seismic work not affecting Gulf sperm whales
2. Whales and dolphins influence new wind turbine design
3. Study shows rise in Cornwalls dolphin, whale and porpoise deaths
4. Killer whales, blind bats, discriminating dolphins, mating birds
5. New study finds most North Pacific humpback whale populations rebounding
6. New whale detection buoys will help ships take the right way through marine habitat
7. Warning buoys for right whales installed along Massachusetts Bay
8. Northern right whales head south to give birth, leave genetic fingerprints with NOAA researchers
9. How is that whale listening?
10. Photo-monitoring whale sharks
11. Ancient whale fall from Californias Ao Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... A rare genetic disorder known as Jacobsen syndrome has ... investigation by researchers at San Diego State University and ... suggesting better treatment options for people with Jacobsen syndrome, ... underpinnings of autism., Jacobsen syndrome affects approximately 1 in ... It occurs in a person when there is a ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... and their environmental impact recently scored a major win. ... on the bags, and Governor Jerry Brown is expected ... not yielding without a fight, according to an article ... newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. , Alexander Tullo, ... campaign logged its first small victory in 1990 when ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... at IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and ... published a study in eLife showing that ... the evolution of new proteins, some of which could ... produce proteins from the instructions found in an RNA ... RNA containing information for the synthesis of proteins, meaning ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):A link between Jacobsen syndrome and autism 2Parts of genome without a known function may play a key role in the birth of new proteins 2
... BOSTONScientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a way ... treatment of several major forms of cancer. The ... portion of this anti-death protein, called MCL-1, to make ... allowing standard cancer drugs to kill the tumor cells ...
... Facility (ALCF), located at the U.S. Department of Energy,s ... processor-hours of computations at a mind-boggling speed of over ... and engineers to conduct cutting-edge research in just weeks ... dedicated to enabling breakthrough science science that will ...
... having trouble getting a date, French researchers suggest that ... were more prepared to give their number to an ... according to research that appears today in the journal ... There,s plenty of research indicating that the media affects ...
Cached Biology News:Molecular discovery suggests new strategy to fight cancer drug resistance 2Molecular discovery suggests new strategy to fight cancer drug resistance 3Over two billion hours served 2Love ballad leaves women more open to a date 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... , September 19, 2014 ... 53rd European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Meeting  ... science and medical research in the field of growth  ... KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany , today announced ... (GGI) for 2014. The awards were announced during a ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... -- DeepResearchReports.com adds "2014 Deep Research Report on ... Deep Research Report on Global and China Sodium ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/147058 ... China Acetic Acid Industry" is a professional and ... and Global Acetic Acid Market. The report ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... On Tuesday, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz ... National Lab Day on the Hill. The event highlighted ... system. Durbin and Risch also formally launched the Senate ... the reach of the national labs as leaders in ... of our nation's most pressing challenges. , "The national ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... a FM-4910 listed material, to stay competitive in ... These high-performance materials ultimately impact product quality ... President and owner. , Established in 1980 in ... strong as many fabricators have left the business. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EMD Serono Awards Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for the First Time 2EMD Serono Awards Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for the First Time 3Acetic Acid Market & Sodium Stannate Industry (China, Global) Research Report 2Acetic Acid Market & Sodium Stannate Industry (China, Global) Research Report 3Acetic Acid Market & Sodium Stannate Industry (China, Global) Research Report 4Lab Day Highlight Labs' Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation 2Lab Day Highlight Labs' Contribution to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation 3Leatherwood Plastics Selects Vycom’s Flametec PVC-C Material to Stay Competitive in Semiconductor and Lab Equipment Industries 2
... 7 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) ... Corporate Development of BioMarin, will present a company update at ... 14, 2009 at 10:40 a.m. CT. Interested parties may ... the investor section of the BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com ...
... deCODE genetics, Inc.,(Nasdaq: DCGN ) today announced that it ... release to be issued on Monday, May 11, after,the close ... a live webcast of,its conference call to discuss these results ... Daylight Time/ 12pm GMT/1pm British Summer,Time. , ...
... (NYSE: CVD ) announced that it has ... McCartney currently serves as chairman of the board of ... and supply chain solutions. He was formerly president ... multibillion dollar provider of information access technologies. He was ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioMarin to Present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference 2deCODE genetics Announces Webcast of Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2009 Financial Results 2Covance Elects John McCartney to Company's Board of Directors 2
XPMC2H Immunogen: XPMC2H (NP_065118, 323 a.a. ~ 423 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
6X DNA Gel Loading Buffer is intended for gel electrophoresis of DNA fragments or PCR products....
XEDAR Antibody...
Pharmalyte, narrow range pH 4.2-4.9, 25 ml. Category: Electrophoresis Systems & Standards & Reagents, Electrophoresis Standards and Reagents, Immobiline for IEF and Carrier Ampholytes....
Biology Products: