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Aquatic Mammals

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,...
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Journal of Experimental Biology

The effect of various anthropogenic sources of noise (e.g. sonar, seismic surveys) on the behaviour of marine mammals is sometimes quantified as a dose–response relationship, where...
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Marine Mammal Science

Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) undertake one of the longest migrations of any animal and while on a broad-scale this journey appears direct, on a fine-scale, behaviors...
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Marine Mammal Science

Multiple platform approaches for measuring the behavior of marine mammals may strengthen data quality and quantity. However, if this approach is chosen, reconciliation of behavioral measures...
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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....
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Aquatic Mammals

In animal behaviour studies, particularly those involving wild animals, the reliability and validity of behavioural data collected by observers are not often examined. It is rarer...
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Acoustics Australia

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...
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Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology

Many theories and communication models developed from terrestrial studies focus on a simple dyadic exchange between a sender and receiver. During social interactions, the “frequency code”...
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Final Report

The project has demonstrated the importance of obtaining an adequate sample size of active and control treatments and baseline data, to ensure that responses to exposure...
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Marine Pollution Bulletin

‘Ramp-up’, or ‘soft start’, is a mitigation measure used in seismic surveys and involves increasing the radiated sound level over 20–40 min. This study compared the...
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