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New research papers on Verum Group site
May 2021: Publications are a critical part of many of Verum Group's research projects to provide clarity and demonstrate the quality of science completed by the research group. They have recently updated their research publications page and are keen to engage with anyone interested in their research. Take a look - everything from recognising the calls of individual birds for non-invasive monitoring to best practice for restoring old mining sites and treating acid mine drainage.
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Cawthron: Acoustic monitoring technology providing new insight into lives of marine mammals
May 2021: A new underwater acoustic recording network being established by Cawthron Institute marine ecologists is opening up a ‘world of information’ about the lives of New Zealand’s marine mammals in order to better protect them.
Acoustic monitoring devices have been moored in a number of coastal locations around the South Island in order to track numbers, locations and movements of our marine mammal populations.
In a recent interview with Radio New Zealand, Cawthron research lead Dr Deanna Clement explained that with such a massive ocean estate, New Zealand remains largely in the dark as to the whereabouts of marine mammals.
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