Vocal Behavior and Sound Production in Bearded Seals

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, marine biology, marine mammals, seals, bearded seals

Principal Investigator: Smith, Thomas (2)
Licence Number: 9010
Organization: Department of Fisheries and Oceans; McGill University
Licenced Year(s): 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1989
Project Team: Katherine Choquette; Roger Memorana

Objective(s): to describe and quantify the underwater vocal behavior of bearded seals; to record and interpret sounds; to dissect specimens of seal larynx

Project Description: Dr. Thomas Smith and his will take underwater recordings of bearded seal sounds. He will collect data to describe and measure the vocal behavior of the seals underwater. He will also collect bearded seals for dissection and analysis of the seal larynx. Roger Memorana will be hired from Holman to work with Dr. Smith. Dr Smith has received a small grant from the Science Institute of the NWT to cover Mr. Memorana's wages.