Bioacoustical Oceanography Workshop, V. Cornell University, chg2@cornell.edu
Greene, C. Cornell University, chg2@cornell.edu

 
KRILL SOUND-SCATTERING LAYERS AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO BLUE WHALE FORAGING PATTERNS IN THE MONTEREY BAY SUBMARINE CANYON
 
The Monterey Bay submarine canyon system is extensive and lies at the heart of nation's largest national marine sanctuary. Top predators in this pelagic ecosystem include many species of fish, marine mammals, and seabirds. Euphausiids (i.e., krill) are prominent in the diets of a number of these top predators. Strong sound-scattering layers in Monterey Bay are often associated with the submarine canyon system. In this presentation, we will describe the use of acoustic methods to 1.) visualize the three-dimensional distribution of these sound scattering layers in the submarine canyon system and 2.) illustrate the relationship between krill sound-scattering layers and the foraging behavior of blue whales during their late-summer transit through Monterey Bay.
 
Day: Thursday, Feb. 4
Time: 09:00 - 09:15am
Location: Hilton of Santa Fe
 
Code: SS22TH0900H