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Subject: new course in marine bioacoustics
From: Jennifer Miksis-Olds <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:05:25 -0400
We are pleased to announce a new graduate-level course in Marine
Bioacoustics offered in the Penn State Graduate Program in Acoustics,
Distance Education Program. The course is accessible via streaming video
over the Internet (

Instructors: Dr. S. E. Parks & Dr. J. Miksis-Olds

This course is an introduction to the role of acoustics can play in
studying biology related topics in the marine environment. Topics include
introduction to underwater sound propagation, introduction to major groups
of marine organisms and their adaptations to the marine environment, marine
noise and its effect on marine life, marine organism sound production,
underwater hearing, use of active sound for remote sensing of marine
organisms, use of passive listening for remote sensing of sound producing
marine organisms.  Integrated activities and problem-based assignments will
provide an interactive learning experience.

Recommended texts:
1) Simmonds, J. and MacLennan, D. (2005). Fisheries Acoustics: Theory and
Practice, 2nd ed. (Blackwell Science/Oxford).
2) Richardson, W. J., Greene, C. R., Malme, C. I. and Thomson, D. H. (1995).
Marine Mammals and Noise (Academic Press, San Diego, CA).

For registration information, contact Kris Popovich 

Contact:  Susan Parks  or Jennifer Miksis-Olds
 with questions about the course content.

Jennifer L. Miksis-Olds, Ph.D.
Applied Research Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
PO Box 30
State College, PA 16804
(814) 865-9318

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