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Investigating the effect of tones and frequency sweeps on the collective behavior of penned herring (Clupea harengus)
Boswell, K.; De Robertis, A.; Macaulay, G.J.; Rieucau, G.; Sivle, L.D. (2016). Investigating the effect of tones and frequency sweeps on the collective behavior of penned herring (Clupea harengus), in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 391-398. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_46
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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Keywords
    Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Collective response; Group size; Playback

Authors  Top 
  • Boswell, K.
  • De Robertis, A.
  • Macaulay, G.J.
  • Rieucau, G.
  • Sivle, L.D.

Abstract
    We experimentally played back tones and sweeps to captive herring (Clupea harengus) in a net pen and measured the collective response of a large and a small group of fish using a camera, echo sounder, and multibeam sonar. The playbacks ranged in frequency from 160 to 500 Hz and 131 to 147 dB re 1 µPa in received sound pressure level. Herring behavior was scored by a team that blindly evaluated the observations. Overall, the responses were modest. Stronger reactions were observed at higher source levels, lower frequencies, and smaller school sizes, but there was no effect on signal rise time

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