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A change in the use of regulatory criteria for assessing potential impacts of sound on fishes
Jacobs, F.; Krebs, J.; Popper, A.N. (2016). A change in the use of regulatory criteria for assessing potential impacts of sound on fishes, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 497-503. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_60
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
    Sturgeon; Marine
Author keywords
    National Marine Fisheries Service; Hydroacoustics; Regulatory criteria

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  • Jacobs, F.
  • Krebs, J.
  • Popper, A.N.

Abstract
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) currently uses interim criteria developed on the US West Coast to assess the potential onset of peak and cumulative effects of noise on fishes. Analyses performed for this project provided adequate support for the NMFS to use the peak criterion (i.e., area ensonified by 206 dB re 1 µPa peak sound pressure level [SPLpeak]) for estimating the incidental take of Hudson River sturgeon. Application of the peak criterion (rather than the cumulative criterion) could have implications for future construction projects because estimates of take using SPLpeak will generally be considerably lower than estimates of take based on the cumulative sound exposure level.

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