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Acoustic Monitoring / Feed

Bioacoustic monitoring is one of our biggest and most active groups, with members collecting and analysing acoustic data from every type of wildlife, from birds and bats to big cats, and even reptiles!

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Sensor availability in the PRC

My lab has a visiting scholar from China who's interested in potentially conducting acoustic monitoring work once he returns home next year. It seems like most of the major...

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Hi David,

There a quite a few options to buy recorders through either Alibaba or Taobao. They are very cheap and the quality is actually pretty good depending on what kind of work you want to do. They can be powered with USB powerpacks for extended periods.

I would say this would be a good place to start.

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BirdCLEF 2022 Kaggle Challenge

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Join the BirdCLEF 2022 Kaggle challenge, where you’ll use your machine learning skills to identify bird species by sound. You'll develop a model that can process continuous audio data and then acoustically recognize the...

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Acoustic monitoring - sharks

Would anyone know about the recommended number of months to conduct acoustic monitoring of sharks. This is part of a small grant project. Nine months are being proposed to...

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Help with AudioMoth configuration for bat recording

Hi! I am trying out some different settings with the AudioMoth configuration app to see the most suitable setup for recording bat species. After the device is configurated, I...

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Koen,

Hi - the config for the audiomoth looks fine (you could put a high-pass filter on to cover frequencies 12-96 kHz only). The scheduler is not set (you have 0 files per day), but presume this is just the screenshot.

The issue you have, though, is to do with your loudspeaker - presuming it is just a standard one. Standard music/computer speakers are tuned to human range of hearing and don't emit sound above around 20 kHz.  They won't emit ultrasound to 100 kHz.  For that you need specialised equipment.  If you want to generate some ultrasound yourself though, just rub your fingers together, or jangle some keys near the Audiomoth!

Hope that's of some use, Carlos

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Introducing the WILDLABS On the Edge Fellows

WILDLABS Team
We're proud to introduce the first WILDLABS On the Edge Fellows for 2022, Loretta Schindlerova and Meredith Palmer! Working alongside expert Edge Impulse mentors, these two fellows will use embedded machine learning to...

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Bioacoustics Webinar: Primates You May Have Missed

Wildlife Acoustics
Join Wildlife Acoustics on January 20th, 2022, at 3-5pm GMT for their free webinar, Primates You May Have Missed. At this event, participants will learn how bioacoustics can be used for primate research. 

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GroupGets: AudioMoth Underwater Case

Open Acoustic Devices
Don't miss your chance to order the AudioMoth Underwater Case through GroupGets! This campaign is for a waterproof case designed specifically for AudioMoth version 1.2.0 (without the 3.5mm socket), and for use at depths...

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New Paper: HydroMoth Testing

Remote Sensing in Ecology & Conservation
Open Acoustic Devices have tested their new HydroMoth, an affordable marine acoustic tool that could open up new avenues for marine conservationists without budget for expensive hydrophones. Read the newly published...

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Special session on "Open-Source and Free Tools for Bioacoustics" at the ASA Meting in Denver

The 182nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America will be held in Denver, CO, from 23 to 27 May 2022. During this meeting there will be a special session on ...

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Do you know if there are plans for remote attendance?

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Deep Learning for Marine Ecology and Conservation

arXiv (Journal)
This article provides a review of deep learning (predominantly ML) used in marine ecology and considerations for its future directions in conservation. In plain language, the authors provide a methodology for training...

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MBARI shares trove of marine acoustic data

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has an extensive acoustic archive from underwater recordings and has made their valuable dataset available to researchers around the world via an open data registry on the...

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Opportunity: μMoth v1.1 Group buy

Group Gets
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GroupGets has a Group buy campaign for a μMoth v1.1(Round 2), that runs till  Sat, 06 Nov 2021 12:55:00 PDT. The μMoth v1.1 goes for a Single-unit price of  $99.99 + shipping.To join this buy, kindly visit this page

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