CATT – Cetacean Acoustic Trend Tracking Project

CATT is a long term passive acoustic monitoring project using Chelonia F-POD acoustic loggers. This project was proposed by Chelonia Limited and supported by RDUK. The Cornwall Wildlife Trust is fronting the initial Cornish part of the project and Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust are monitoring the St Martin’s deployment. The project currently extends as far east as Selsey Bill in Sussex where there are three F-PODs monitored by the Sussex Dolphin Project. CATT is a collaboration with University of Exeter and University of Plymouth. In addition to tracking trends in small cetaceans we are working with European Tracking Network to capture Fish Intel Open Protocol OPi fish tags. Chelonia F-PODs are currently deployed on Fish Intel’s acoustic releases and various underwater fixed structures along the south coast.

FPODs Bugs
CATT Sites
If you find a POD with this note, please let me know on the mobile number. I will trace the group it belongs to.  Joe Dennett, RDUK

If you find a POD with this note, please let me know on the mobile number. I will trace the group it belongs to. Joe Dennett, RDUK

CATT has been years in the planning, we have worked with MMO, Crown Estates, Natural England and local Harbour Authorities to find the best solution for each site.

An important part of CATT is local engagement, the F-PODs donated by Chelonia are given to local Marine and Conservation Groups who then work with fishers, boat operators, divers and the local community to find a site that will be serviceable every four months and capable of continuous monitoring for three or more years.

Falmouth Marine Conservation – Community, Collaboration, Conservation

Mounts Bay Marine Group – to protect and conserve the local marine environment.virtual home for all things wildlife in the communities between Caerhays and Charlestown.

3 Bays Wildlife GroupThe virtual home for all things wildlife in the communities between Caerhays and Charlestown

Friends of Foweyto provide a focus for voluntary activities for the conservation of the Fowey Estuary.

Looe Marine Conservation Group – want you to discover, explore and learn more about this very special area, which encompasses Looe Island, the seashore from the Hore Stone to the Limmicks and the tidal reaches of the East and West Looe Rivers.

Wembury Marine Centre – For 27 years, Wembury Marine Centre has worked tirelessly to protect Wembury’s marine environment and continues to do so today and for the foreseeable future.

Newquay Marine Group – Working together for a common interest: To enjoy, share, promote, protect and learn about Newquay’s amazing marine environment and the incredible life that shares our shores.

Sussex Dolphin Project – Launched in 2018, as a project of the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA), Sussex Dolphin Project is committed to protecting dolphins through Research, Awareness & Education.

St Ives Marine Groupaims to explore and protect the coastal and marine environment, sharing our passion for the habitats and species that live here.

Helford Marine Conservation Group – a voluntary organisation working to safeguard the marine life of the beautiful Helford River, to increase its biological diversity and raise awareness of its marine interest and importance.