Phinn Onens

Phinn_profileFor my master’s thesis I am working with acoustic data recorded by Dtags attached to members of the northern resident killer whale population. I am developing a technique to attribute vocalisations to specific tag-carrying individuals within a socially interactive group. If successful then it may be possible to explore individual-specific repertoire and gain a better understanding of the behavioural function of calls. My thesis titled ‘Using acoustic tags to determine caller identity in free-ranging resident killer whales (Orcinus orca)’ is being supervised by Professor Peter Tyack.