ENVIRON 784LA. Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics

Instructor: Credit:
4 credit hours
Course Travel?:
Cross Listing:

AP or Intro Bio or consent; Physics 41L or 161L (or equivalent) or consent

Fundamentals of marine bioacoustics with a focus on current literature and conservation issues. Topics include: introduction to acoustics; acoustic analysis methods and quantitative tools; production and recording of sound; ocean noise; propagation theory; active and passive acoustics; hearing, sound production and communication in marine organisms, potential impacts of anthropogenic noise; and regulation of marine sound. Labs will focus on methodologies used for generating, recording and analyzing marine sounds.