Lynker Presented on Soundscapes at Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020

Lynker’s scientist Karlina Merkens presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego. Her abstract was selected for an oral presentation in the session “Exploring and Characterizing Deep and Coastal Ocean Soundscapes.” She presented on the work she’s been doing for Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center with colleagues from Scripps Institution of Oceanography analyzing the soundscape off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Her talk, titled “Characterizing the Soundscape in Deep Water Off Hawaii,” introduced the audience to the remote location, which still has notable anthropogenic impacts despite being located in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean.

Their data set, spanning more than 13 years, is the longest acoustic record of marine mammals anywhere in the world, and reveals strong patterns of biological and anthropogenic activity.