The first sounds from the Ecological Acoustic Recorder have successfully been recorded and retrieved. This is the first acoustic monitoring data from the region, and we are excited to listen to them.
Last September, when we deployed the EAR off the coast of Isla Contoy, it looked like this:
When we retrieved the EAR, after four months of deployment, it looked like this:
We brought it back to the lab, disassembled it, retrieved the data, reset the recorder and put it back together.
EAR innards being inspected in the Engineering Lab at Universidad del Caribe
Three days later, we put it back in the water:
Thank you to all the groups who have contributed to this project, including:
Michelle’s Earth Foundation, Comision Nacional de Areas Naturales Protegidas, Project Domino, Universidad del Caribe, Oceanwide Science Institute, University of North Carolina, Asterisk tours, Obi Kue tours