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

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 …

Advisors to the New Zealand Government

Ocean Science Consulting staff have been advising the New Zealand Government on guidelines for Passive Acoustic Monitoring of cetaceans (

“The New Zealand government is currently reviewing guidance for minimising acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey

High Demand

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.…

New Year Preparations

A new year begins and the team is busy analysing data for publications, responding to tender proposals, buying new field equipment, and preparing in general for the spring season, when the majority of our MMOs, PAM Operators and other specialist …