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Playback experiments for noise exposure
Holles, S.; Simpson, S.D.; Lecchini, D.; Radford, A.N. (2016). Playback experiments for noise exposure, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 461-466. http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_55
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
    Invertebrates; Particle acceleration; Marine
Author keywords
    Anthropogenic noise; Acoustic pressure

Authors  Top 
  • Holles, S.
  • Simpson, S.D.
  • Lecchini, D.
  • Radford, A.N.

Abstract
    Playbacks are a useful tool for conducting well-controlled and replicated experiments on the effects of anthropogenic noise, particularly for repeated exposures. However, playbacks are unlikely to fully reproduce original sources of anthropogenic noise. Here we examined the sound pressure and particle acceleration of boat noise playbacks in a field experiment and reveal that although there remain recognized limitations, the signal-to-noise ratios of boat playbacks to ambient noise do not exceed those of a real boat. The experimental setup tested is therefore of value for use in experiments on the effects of repeated exposure of aquatic animals to boat noise.

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