What is the meaning of marine mammal vocalizations?
A Combination of Citizen Science and Deep Learning
We involve citizen scientists in open projects posted on Zooniverse portal. We also offer additional training for those who want to learn more, online courses on a variety of marine mammal topics, and quizzes.
Citizen science data analysis helps to train our deep learning models for marine mammals’ acoustic signal identification, classification and finding the potential function.
In order to find the potential function of marine mammal signals. we will be designing and implementing playback experiments.
This project will investigate the form and function of manatee vocalizations, which will allow us to learn more about what signals manatees produce, what potential function they might serve, and what differences individual manatee calls have.
This long-term project will investigate a variety of acoustic signals produced by the bottlenose dolphins, both coastal and offshore populations. The sounds we will focus on will include burst pulses, whistles, low-frequency narrowband signals, and others signals.
We will be analyzing the content of humpback song, as well as non-song social vocalizations. We will be searching for semantic information, individual variations, and potential function of humpback whales vocalizations.
Members will get additional training for more advanced workflows in our citizen science projects on Zooniverse which include more sophisticated acoustic analysis component (i.e. classification, evaluation of calls).
Members will have access to preliminary findings and new research updates summarized is easy to read, tl;dr way. Members will be first to know the results of data analysis.