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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! The ‘Marine … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
We invite applications for a seismic survey in New Zealand waters, for the first quarter of 2014. Please specify your availability. For this particular contract, applicants must have experience in NZ waters (ideally 12 weeks); however, Ocean Science Consulting Ltd … Continue reading
Excitement is mounting in the office as publication of our new book ‘Marine Mammal Observer and Passive Acoustic Monitoring handbook’ approaches. It is a labour of love for all authors, that has monopolised our time, and in some cases our … Continue reading
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 sea, our … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
As the busy summer field season comes to an end, OSC Marine Mammal Observers are still working hard in the field. For more information on our highly qualified Marine Mammal Observers have a look at our website: http://www.marinemammalobserver.com.
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 … Continue reading
Ocean Science Consulting staff have been advising the New Zealand Government on guidelines for Passive Acoustic Monitoring of cetaceans (www.doc.govt.nz). “The New Zealand government is currently reviewing guidance for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations, and … Continue reading
OSC’s busiest field-season is well under way, and our Marine Mammal Observers (MMOs), Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operators and hydrophone equipment is currently deployed on several international projects…which corner of the globe next is anyone’s guess.