How can marine biologists track sperm whales in the oceans?

  • T. Dutoit
  • V. Kandia
  • Y. Stylianou


Whale watching has become a trendy occupation these last years. It is carried on in the waters of some 40 countries, plus Antarctica. Far beyond its touristic aspects, being able to spot the position of whales in real time has several important scientific applications, such as censusing (estimation of animal population), behavior studies, and mitigation efforts concerning fatal collisions between marine mammals and ships and exposure of marine mammals to loud sounds of anthropogenic origin (seismic surveys, oil and gas exploitation and drilling, naval and other uses of sonar).


Marine Mammal Sperm Whale Pink Noise Quadratic Filter Dirac Pulse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Dutoit
    • 1
  • V. Kandia
    • 2
  • Y. Stylianou
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculté Polytechnique de MonsBelgium
  2. 2.Foundation for Research and Technology-HellasHeraklionGreece
  3. 3.University of CreteHeraklionGreece

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