ASA 128th Meeting - Austin, Texas - 1994 Nov 28 .. Dec 02

3aAO5. Marine mammals and ocean-acoustic experiments: A personal view from Monterey Bay.

Stanley M. Flatte

Dept. of Phys., Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Experience in presenting technical descriptions of the relationship between marine mammals and the Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate project to environmental groups, business groups, students, and researchers is described. It is pointed out that the greatest gap in the knowledge base of the general public is the lack of realization that low-frequency acoustic noise in the ocean is at present dominated by anthropogenic sources. [Work supported by ONR Ocean Acoustics.]