The behavioural response of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to a 20 cubic inch air gun
Seismic surveys are widely used for exploration for oil and gas deposits below the sea floor. Despite concern they may have an impact on whale behaviour,...
Fish and Fisheries
Offshore activities elevate ambient sound levels at sea, which may affect marine fauna. We reviewed the literature about impact of airgun acoustic exposure on fish in...
Multivariate analysis of behavioural response experiments in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
The Journal of Experimental Biology
The behavioural response study (BRS) is an experimental design used by field biologists to determine the function and/or behavioural effects of conspecific, heterospecific or anthropogenic stimuli....
Marine mammals and sonar: Dose-response studies, the risk-disturbance hypothesis and the role of exposure context.
Journal of Applied Ecology
Marine mammals may be negatively affected by anthropogenic noise. Behavioural response studies (BRS) aim to establish a relationship between noise exposure conditions (dose) from a potential...
Acoustic monitoring of coastal dolphins and their response to naval mine neutralization exercises
Royal Society Open Science
To investigate the potential impacts of naval mine neutralization exercises (MINEX) on odontocete cetaceans, a long-term passive acoustic monitoring study was conducted at a US Navy...
The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
Studying the behavioral response of whales to noise presents numerous challenges. In addition to the characteristics of the noise exposure, many factors may affect the response...
Cetacean noise criteria revisited in the light of proposed exposure limits for harbour porpoises
Marine Pollution Bulletin
The impact of underwater noise on marine life calls for identification of exposure criteria to inform mitigation. Here we review recent experimental evidence with focus on...
An animal-borne active acoustic tag for minimally invasive behavioral response studies on marine mammals
Background: There is a variety of evidence that increased anthropogenic noise (e.g., shipping, explosions, sonar) has a measureable effect on marine mammal species. Observed impacts range...
A study of the behavioural response of whales to the noise of seismic air guns: Design, methods and progress
The concern about the effects of the noise of human activities on marine mammals, particularly whales, has led to a substantial amount of research but there...
Effects of broadband sound exposure on the interaction between foraging crab and shrimp - A field study
Aquatic animals live in an acoustic world in which they often rely on sound detection and recognition for various aspects of life that may affect survival...