Wildlife Acoustics News

"In Defense of Bats" – Article from Bennington Banner

Bats have not always had a 'good press.' They can seem scary, especially at Halloween time, and they have not been adequately understood, let alone appreciated. Today our bat populations are being decimated by the spread of a deadly fungus that causes "white nose syndrome."An essential ingredient in saving America's bats is in better understanding them and the key roles they play in agriculture and in the ecosystem.

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Persian dinner to support bat conservation

Lopez-based nonprofit Kwiaht is inviting islanders to share in a special Persian dinner at Sunnyfield Farm on Nov. 8 to support local bat research and conservation. Prepared and donated by Lopez teacher and caterer Parvin Baharloo, dinner will be accompanied by a selection of wines from Lopez Island Vineyards, a presentation by Kwiaht director and bat researcher Russel Barsh, and a background track of “bat music” recorded over Lopez village and Hummel Lake. There will be door prizes for the diners, “mainly wearable”, according to Barsh. Diners will also be able to bid on a special wine and cheese bat-viewing evening in the spring.

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Second Annual Bat Week Set to Launch Nationwide

Bat Week Logo

Washington, D.C. – October 14, 2015 – Today the Bat Week organizing team, comprised of representatives from multiple conservation organizations, federal agencies and business, announced details for the second annual Bat Week. The celebratory week, which will be October 25-31, includes a Signature Event on Capitol Hill, a week long social media campaign aimed to engage and educate the public on bats, and a Guinness World Record attempt for Most Bat Houses Built in a Day. The record setting attempt will aptly be held on Halloween Day at multiple locations including Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Wildlife Acoustics’ Kaleidoscope Software Marine Noise Analysis Module Produces Background Noise Reports With The Touch Of A Button.

Advancement in underwater noise analysis software automatically produces reports according to industry and NOAA standards.

The Kaleidoscope Marine Noise Analysis Module

Maynard, MA – March 24, 2015 – Wildlife Acoustics, Inc., the worldwide provider of bioacoustics recording technology, is introducing an enhancement to its Kaleidoscope high speed analysis software.

"The adoption of the EU marine directive means that we need to provide our marine customers with a software tool that was designed to their specific analysis needs", said founder and CEO, Ian Agranat. "Our new Kaleidoscope Noise Analysis module allows researchers to scan marine recordings and automatically produce noise level reports with the touch of a button, saving valuable analysis time.” The Marine Noise Analysis Module is unique in that users can quickly produce reports supporting any three standards - Third- Octave bands, IEC established A, B, C and D weighting and NOAA combined marine mammal filters."

The Kaleidoscope Marine Noise Analysis Module is meant to be paired with the company’s Song Meter SM3M Deep Water, SM3M Submersible and SM3 Aquatic marine bioacoustics recorders. Says Agranat, “Given that our Song Meter platform of recorders can store more than two terabytes of acoustic data, Kaleidoscope with the Marine Noise Analysis Module is a must-have combination tool for these long-deployment recorders.

Free Two Week Trial Available

A one-year Noise Analysis Module license includes a viewer and may be purchased for $499.00 US. The Kaleidoscope’s Noise Analysis Module is available for a free two week trial.

See The Kaleidoscope Noise Analysis Module In Action

Wildlife Acoustics will be exhibiting at Ocean Business 2015, stand G8, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK, from April 14 to 16.

About Wildlife Acoustics

Wildlife Acoustics is a privately held corporation and the leading provider of bioacoustics monitoring systems for researchers, scientists, conservationists, universities and government agencies worldwide. Wildlife Acoustics' bioacoustics recorders are deployed in over 70 countries and on every continent including Antarctica.

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Robert Gierschick
Director of Marketing
Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 210 Maynard, MA 01754
+1 (978) 369-5225

Wildlife Acoustics Song Meters Deployed At Duddon Sands UK Offshore Wind Farm

Gardline Environmental uses Song Meter's innovative dual sensitivity hydrophone setup to measure noise level changes during piling activity.

Song Meter SM2M Submersible

(MAYNARD, MA) May 1, 2014 — Wildlife Acoustics, the worldwide provider of bioacoustics recording and analytical technology is supplying Gardline Environmental Ltd (GEL) with its Song Meter SM2M marine bioacoustics recording units for monitoring work in the East Irish Sea.

"The SM2M autonomous recorders have been used by Gardline Environmental Ltd since late 2012 and the units have been used extensively offshore since," said Mona Doss, Wildlife Acoustics' director of sales. "We're pleased that Gardline Environmental is utilizing our Song Meter SM2M recorders for latest DONG Energy UK offshore wind farm project."

DONG Energy’s West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm is located in the East Irish Sea approximately 14 km of the Cumbria coast, UK. As a condition of the Marine License (consent to develop), the developer was required to ‘undertake measurements of the noise generated by the installation of the foundation pieces’. GEL was awarded the construction noise monitoring project with a methodology which required the use of autonomous recording units like Wildlife Acoustics' Song Meters.

Fixed point measurements were obtained using seabed moored Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter SM2M recorders. The Song Meters provided monitoring of any noise level changes for the complete duration of the piling activity; recording data before, during and after each piling event, covering soft start (where the hammer energy is increased over time) and background noise levels during periods of inactivity.

The recorders used two channels; a hydrophone with reduced sensitivity for high sound pressure levels applications such as piling activities, and a standard hydrophone suitable for background noise measurements. The units were deployed prior to the commencement of each piling event, and recovered shortly afterwards with a maximum deployment duration of 13 hours and average 7 hours per measurement, utilizing a continuous recording duty cycle.

This project was the first which utilized the dual sensitivity hydrophones on the Song Meter SM2M globally. The units have been used on other UK offshore wind farm sites and are due to be shipped to New Zealand this spring for seismic survey noise measurement work.

Robert Gierschick, Director of Marketing
Wildlife Acoustics, Inc.
+1 (978) 369-5225

Wildlife Acoustics is proud to support wildlife conservation efforts

Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation Bat Conservation International Bat Conservation Trust Wildlife Habitat Counsil