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August 2nd – Second Project Steering Group Meeting

The second Project Steering Group meeting will be held in Cork on 2nd August


July 20th - Successful deployment of acoustic monitoring device outside Cork Harbour

In order to calibrate the noise propagation maps, ground-truthing data is being collected from an underwater acoustic recording device. This device was successfully deployed outside Cork Harbour on 20th July and is currently recording across a frequency range that will pick up shipping noise as well as bottlenose dolphin vocalizations. The device is housed in a large trawlerproof cage to ensure it stays in place, and recordings will continue until the device is retrieved at the end of August.

At the same time, visual observations of interactions between dolphins and boating activity are being undertaken through the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science, UCC as part of a complementary student project.