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A permanent soundscape monitoring system for the care of snimals in aquaria
Heise, K.; Yurk, H.; Nordstrom, C.; Barrett-Lennard, L.G. (2016). A permanent soundscape monitoring system for the care of snimals in aquaria, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 455-459. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_54
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
    Aquaculture; Aquariums; Dolphins; Underwater noise; Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Gill, 1865 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Sound monitoring; Animal care

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  • Heise, K.
  • Yurk, H.
  • Nordstrom, C.
  • Barrett-Lennard, L.G.

Abstract
    Sound pressure levels in facilities that house acoustically sensitive animals should be monitored on a regular basis as a standard component of animal care. Monitoring of noise levels in the pools housing Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific white-sided dolphins) at the Vancouver Aquarium during regular operations revealed average sound pressure levels (SPLs) across all frequency bins of 91.9 (range 87.0–104.5) dB re 1 µPa Root Mean Square (RMS). Sustained pressure levels were highest during cleaning, where ambient noise levels increased approximately 25 dB re 1 µPa RMS.

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