P.A.S.C.A.L.

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For three weeks in September, I joined the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center on a landmark acoustics survey of the cetaceans of the US West Coast: The Passive Acoustic Survey of Cetacean Abundance Levels (PASCAL). Jay, my advisor and the chief scientist of the cruise, has always been big on wordplay.

This article explains what PASCAL was all about and why it is such a neat and important survey design concept.

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