Whales in NY Harbor: Update

Blue Whale, copyright iStockphoto.com/roclwyr
Blue Whale, copyright iStockphoto.com/roclwyr

In my post last week about blue whales singing in NY Harbor, I mentioned that I had an email out to the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program to find out the current status of the NY harbor listening project. I heard back yesterday from Connie Bruce at Cornell:

The current status is that we have terminated data collection efforts as of April of this year. The data we collected is approximately 50% analyzed and yielding ground breaking scientific information since this, to our knowledge, is the first acoustic study of it’s kind in the NY area. Dr. Clark is encouraged by the initial results to continue and expand the study.

They are actively looking for funding sources to continue the research, and the clock is ticking.

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