Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Listen Up: A Story on How Beaked Whales Hear

Structural Engineers Develop Simulation to Better Understand the Effects of Sound on Marine Life

Below are the first two paragraphs from the story in the San Diego Union Tribune.

A team of researchers with San Diego ties has simulated the effects of sounds in whales' heads using computer software to model how marine mammals hear.

The preliminary results are important in helping academic scientists and the U.S. Navy determine if sounds such as sonar harm whales and dolphins, said Petr Krysl, a structural engineering professor at University of California San Diego and one of the researchers on the ongoing project.
Check out the full story in the San Diego Union Tribune by Lilly Leung.

The press release from the Jacobs School is here.

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