Passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) involves detecting and studying animals using the sounds they make. Its use is widespread for cetaceans since they are highly vocal, and are often below the surface. Using sound allows us to detect them even when we cannot see them.
Part of my Masters research project is going to involve using acoustic detections of harbour porpoises. Since I’ve never done any PAM work before this is pretty daunting! On the advice of my supervisor, I decided to attend Seiche Training’s PAM Level 1 course last week in order to get to grips with PAMGuard, one of the most widely used PAM softwares.
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I’ve just come to the end of the field week for my MRes Marine Biology course in Plymouth, and I think it’s safe to say it’ll be a contender for best week of the course!
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Carla started a degree in Zoology but discovered broader interests through university and graduated with a Masters in Biology. She has worked in scientific publishing and is soon to start a PhD with the Natural History Museum.
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This is me! I’m a recent Zoology graduate currently working an office job in Bristol. Over the next year I have two volunteer positions confirmed – at a seal rescue and rehabilitation centre in the Netherlands, and a sea turtle research project in Costa Rica.
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