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The CIMRS Bioacoustics Lab is part of the Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies, a cooperative institute between Oregon State University an the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers investigating marine and terrestrial ecosystems using passive acoustic techniques. Our research focuses on the analysis of long-term data sets collected all over the world, and on the development of hardware and software tools for the bioacoustic research community.



Leopard Seals Surveyed by Sound (Discovery News 4/6/2010)

NOAA Expedition Hears Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales off Greenland (NOAA News 5/28/2009)

Right Whales Return to Former Killing Ground
(National Geographic News 5/20/2009)



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Sound Recognition Software: Ishmael, (Oregon State University CIMRS Bioacoustics Lab)