Annapolis Cafe Scientifique: A place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. At 49 West, CoffeeHouse, Winebar and Gallery
Dear Annapolis Cafe Scientifique Patrons,
Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:15pm at 49 West for the following presentation.
Please call 49 West to reserve your seat at 410-626-9796, or to release your seat if you will not be able to attend; thanks!
Title: Ping, Boom & Growl: How human-produced underwater sounds affect marine animals
Speaker: Adam S. Frankel, Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Marine Acoustics, Inc., Hawai‘i Marine Mammal Consortium.
Abstract: Abstract: Anthropogenic (human-made) noise in the ocean is a topic of wide
concern, especially with the potential reopening of the mid-Atlantic region to
seismic exploration. We’ll explore natural and anthropogenic sources of sound, how
sound propagates underwater, and known animal responses to specific sound types.
About the Speaker: Marine biologist, Dr. Adam Frankel, has been studying the effect
of noise on marine mammals for over 30 years, especially their acoustic behavior in
response to human-generated sounds. His primary research focuses on the song of
Hawaiian humpback whales.
A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Adam received a Masters and
PhD. from the University of Hawai‘i and conducted post-doctoral work with Dr.
Chris Clark in Cornell University’s Bioacoustics Research Lab. He works for Marine
Acoustics Inc., a Rhode Island/Virginia-based company that provides
environmental, underwater acoustics and information technology support
About the Speaker: Adam is a founding member and Vice President of the Hawai’i Marine
Mammal Consortium, a non-profit research, education and outreach group that
studies Hawai’i’s marine mammals. Since the 1990s, Adam has taught Bioacoustical Oceanography workshops and field courses for Cornell University at Friday Harbor Marine Lab (studying orcas of the Puget Sound) and Hawai‘i Island (studying humpbacks, melon-headed whales, and dolphins), as well as teaching for Penn State’s Bioacoustics Summer School (SeaBASS). He is co-author of “Modeling the aggregated exposure and responses of bowhead whales Balaena mysticetus to multiple sources of anthropogenic underwater sound”, published in Endangered Species Research (2016). He wrote the chapter, “Sound Production”
for the Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals (2009. Update in press). He has served on
graduate student committees, including Georgetown University.
And coming up in October, we have:
October 26: Timing the flood: sea level rise, tidal flooding and future exposure along America’s coasts, by William Sweet, Oceanographer, NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), Planning, Monitoring and Analysis Branch
About the Speaker: William Sweet is a NOAA oceanographer researching changes in coastal exposure due to sea level rise (SLR). He recently helped the U.S. military assess SLR risks to their coastal installations and led the production of a new set of regional SLR scenarios for the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment. He now lives in Annapolis and experiences SLR effects first-hand.
Hope to see you next Thursday!
Tracy Gill & Andy Loftus