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Sound Science in the Swan

Presenters: Miles Parsons, Iain Parnum and Sarah Marley

Summary: At this public seminar we would like to bring the underwater world of the Swan River to you by inviting you to hear about some of the research we have carried out over the years. First, we will explore what you can find on the bottom of the Swan River with Dr. Iain Parnum, looking at how we can map the topography, its habitats, and the odd wreck. Dr. Miles Parsons will play you some of the sounds humans produce, as they would be heard underwater, whether from planes, trains and automobiles, or speedboats, jetskis and electric ferries. He will also give a brief insight into how these sounds can impact aquatic fauna. Dr. Sarah Marley will then show you some of the underwater sounds produced from construction and how the Swan River dolphin community respond to this noise as well as highlighting some of her recent PhD work looking at behaviours and sounds of the dolphins in relation to the different parts of the river. Finally, Dr. Miles Parsons will explore the behaviours of the Swan River’s mulloway (fish) and how we can combine different techniques to listen and acoustically ‘see’ them.

Time and Date: 6-8 pm, Monday 20th November 2017
Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel, 207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, WA,

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Mon 20 Nov 2017 To Mon 20 Nov 2017

6:00pm To 8:00pm