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Residency of reef fish during pile driving within a shallow pierside environment
Iafrate, J.D.; Watwood, S.L.; Reyier, E.A.; Gilchrest, M.; Crocker, S.E. (2016). Residency of reef fish during pile driving within a shallow pierside environment, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 479-487. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_58
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
    Fish; Pile driving; Tagging; Telemetry; Archosargus probatocephalus (Walbaum, 1792) [WoRMS]; Lutjanus griseus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Anthropogenic noise

Authors  Top 
  • Iafrate, J.D.
  • Watwood, S.L.
  • Reyier, E.A.
  • Gilchrest, M.
  • Crocker, S.E.

Abstract
    The potential effects of pile driving on fish populations and commercial fisheries have received significant attention given the prevalence of construction occurring in coastal habitats throughout the world. In this study, we used acoustic telemetry to assess the movement and survival of free-ranging reef fish in Port Canaveral, FL, in response to 35 days of pile driving at an existing wharf complex. The site fidelity and behavior of 15 sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) and 10 gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) were determined before, during, and after pile driving. No obvious signs of mortality or injury to tagged fish were evident from the data. There was a significant decline in the residency index for mangrove snapper at the construction wharf after pile driving compared with the baseline, although this may be influenced by natural movements of this species in the study area rather than a direct response to pile driving.

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