Author Archive | staaterwoman

First evidence of fish larvae producing sounds

—  The acoustic ecology of marine fishes has traditionally focused on adults, while overlooking the early life history stages. Here we document the first acoustic recordings of pre-settlement stage fish larvae using gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) as a model species. Through a combination of in situ and unprovoked laboratory recordings, we found that L. griseus […]

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June 2014

The study that has been the crux of my PhD has finally been accepted for publication in Marine Ecology Progress Series. The paper is a 14-month time series of two reef soundscapes. I am very proud of this piece of work and will share the pdf soon!

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Celestial Patterns in Marine Soundscapes

   ——-     Soundscape ecology is the study of the acoustic characteristics of habitats, and aims to discern contributions from biological and non-biological sound sources. Acoustic communication and orientation are important for both marine and terrestrial organisms, which underscores the need to identify salient cues within soundscapes. Here we investigated temporal patterns in coral reef soundscapes, […]

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May 2014

Along with my lab-mates, I co-authored a study on the In Situ orientation behavior of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, which has been published in MEPS. I had an epic adventure to Africa, filled with desert walks, white shark diving, and animal observations. It was fantastic!

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April 2014

Beneath the Waves has been busy – we hosted festivals in Massachusetts, North Carolina, California, Rhode Island, and Florida. To find out how to become a festival host, please visit our website.

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March 2014

The Beneath the Waves team just published its first paper about the growing utility of film festivals at scientific meetings. Beneath the Waves has begun its 5th year! We’ve selected the films for the 2014 cycle, which debuted at the Benthic Ecology Meeting in Jacksonville, FL. We also hosted a public event in Jacksonville, with […]

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February 2014

I was honored to participate in TEDxCoconutGrove on February 7th. My talk was about research from a few years ago on mantis shrimp rumbles and ocean noise. You can watch the video here.

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January 2014

I attended a writing workshop at RSMAS, led  by Dallas Murphy.   It was fantastic! We learned about writing techniques and styles from a true expert. I’m preparing for an upcoming talk at TEDxCoconutGrove on February 7th.

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December 2013

The Acoustical Society of America meeting in San Francisco was a great success. I attended a whole day of sessions on Soundscape Ecology, and met some of the leaders in the field. I also met with Bernie Krause of Wild Sanctuary and chatted about the future of soundscape ecology in a world of omnipresent noise. […]

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November 2013

I’m continuing work with my time-series analysis, and getting closer to a full manuscript with each day. I decided to attend the Acoustical Society of America conference in December!

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