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Avoidance of pile-driving noise by Hudson river sturgeon during construction of the new NY bridge at Tappan Zee
Krebs, J.; Jacobs, F.; Popper, A.N. (2016). Avoidance of pile-driving noise by Hudson river sturgeon during construction of the new NY bridge at Tappan Zee, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 555-563. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_67
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
    Acoustic tags; Barotrauma; Isopleths; Acipenser Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Hydroacoustics; Acipenser

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

Abstract
    Sturgeon movements were monitored during a pile-driving operation. Fewer sturgeon were detected during pile driving and remained for a shorter time than during silent control periods. Moreover, the short time spent by sturgeon near pile driving suggests that they were unlikely to have reached the criterion of 187 dB re 1 µPa2·s cumulative sound exposure level. These results suggest that sturgeon are likely to avoid impact pile driving and not remain long enough to experience physiological effects, thus providing empirical evidence that the 206 dB re 1 µPa peak sound pressure level is the appropriate criterion for assessing the impacts of pile-driving noise on sturgeon.

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