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Effect of pile-driving sounds on the survival of larval fish
Bolle, L.J.; de Jong, C.A.F.; Bierman, S.M.; van Beek, P.J.G.; Wessels, P.W.; Blom, E.; van Damme, C.J.G.; Winter, H.V.; Dekeling, R.P.A. (2016). Effect of pile-driving sounds on the survival of larval fish, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 91-100. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_11
In: Popper, A.N.; Hawkins, A. (Ed.) (2016). The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875. Springer Science+Business Media, Inc: New York. ISBN 978-1-4939-2980-1. xxx, 1292 pp., more
In: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer: Berlin. ISSN 0065-2598, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Offshore wind farms; Controlled exposure experiments

Authors  Top 
  • Bolle, L.J.
  • de Jong, C.A.F.
  • Bierman, S.M., more
  • van Beek, P.J.G.
  • Wessels, P.W.
  • Blom, E., more
  • van Damme, C.J.G., more
  • Winter, H.V.
  • Dekeling, R.P.A.

Abstract
    Concern exists about the potential effects of pile-driving sounds on fish, but evidence is limited, especially for fish larvae. A device was developed to expose larvae to accurately reproduced pile-driving sounds. Controlled exposure experiments were carried out to examine the lethal effects in common sole larvae. No significant effects were observed at zero-to-peak pressure levels up to 210 dB re 1 µPa2 and cumulative sound exposure levels up to 206 dB re 1 µPa2·s, which is well above the US interim criteria for nonauditory tissue damage in fish. Experiments are presently being carried out for European sea bass and herring larvae.

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