Marine Mammal Observer & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook

Today, OSC are celebrating the publication of their new book, the Marine Mammal Observer & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook. Fresh from the printers, copies arrived at OSC’s office in Dunbar this morning – champagne & cookies all round!

Marine Mammal Observer & Passive Acoustic Monitoring Handbook

The ‘Marine …

New Zealand marine mammals & the code of conduct

The waters around New Zealand are home to a diverse range of marine mammals. Some of the most common cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) include Hector’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori) Maui’s dolphins (C. h. maui), killer whales (Orcinus orca), bottlenose …

Grey seal sightings

The majority of sightings by our Marine Mammal Observers in the last few weeks have been Grey seals (Halichoerus grypus), which are a member of the Phocidae family, more commonly known as the true seals.

When seen at

Passive Acoustic Monitoring

Passive Acoustic Monitoring is an important part of the work carried out by OSC Ltd. Currently we have a number of operators working in the field to put mitigation measures in to practice on board seismic vessels. Hydrophones towed behind

February and the start of a busy field season..

After a busy winter in the OSC office, work is really kicking off in the field, I think we have an exciting year ahead of us!

Reports of grey seal sightings are filtering into the office from our field supervisor

Ongoing beta-testing of PAMguard

Last year Ocean Science Consulting agreed to help the PAMguard team ( with their ongoing development project to improve the functionality of PAMguard for undertaking small cetacean survey work. The PAMguard team have just built a new installer and have …

Season kicks off

Ocean Science Consulting’s field season kicked-off unusually early, with unprecedented demand for services and personnel. Staff were also busy during Christmas and New Year, with projects on sound level and frequency measurement of conductor hammering from exploration drilling rigs, Marine …