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dc.contributor.authorRecalde-Salas, A.
dc.contributor.authorSalgado Kent, Chandra
dc.contributor.authorParsons, Miles
dc.contributor.authorMarley, S.
dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Robert
dc.identifier.citationRecalde-Salas, A. and Salgado Kent, C. and Parsons, M. and Marley, S. and McCauley, R. 2014. Non-song vocalizations of pygmy blue whales in Geographe Bay, Western Australia. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 135 (5): pp. EL213-EL218.

Non-song vocalizations of migrating pygmy blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) in Western Australia are described. Simultaneous land-based visual observations and underwater acoustic recordings detected 27 groups in Geographe Bay, WA over 2011 to 2012. Six different vocalizations were recorded that were not repeated in a pattern or in association with song, and thus were identified as non-song vocalizations. Five of these were not previously described for this population. Their acoustic characteristics and context are presented. Given that 56% of groups vocalized, 86% of which produced non-song vocalizations and 14% song units, the inclusion of non-song vocalizations in passive-acoustic monitoring is proposed.

dc.publisherAcoustical Society of America
dc.subjectnon song vocalization
dc.subjectWestern Australia
dc.subjectpygmy blue whales
dc.subjectGeographe Bay
dc.titleNon-song vocalizations of pygmy blue whales in Geographe Bay, Western Australia.
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of the Acoustical Society of America

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