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Methods for predicting potential impacts of pile-driving noise on endangered sturgeon during bridge construction
Krebs, J.; Jacobs, F.; Conway, R.; Popper, A.N.; Moese, M.; Rollino, J.; Racca, R.; Martin, B.; MacGillivray, A. (2016). Methods for predicting potential impacts of pile-driving noise on endangered sturgeon during bridge construction, in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 565-572. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_68
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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Keyword
    Barotrauma
Author keywords
    Hudson River; Hydroacoustics; Tappan Zee Bridge

Authors  Top 
  • Krebs, J.
  • Jacobs, F.
  • Conway, R.
  • Popper, A.N.
  • Moese, M.
  • Rollino, J.
  • Racca, R.
  • Martin, B.
  • MacGillivray, A.

Abstract
    The potential impacts of pile-driving noise on Hudson River sturgeon during construction of the New NY Bridge were predicted. Abundance data for shortnose and Atlantic sturgeon derived from fisheries sampling were combined with data about the spatial extent of pile-driving noise. This approach was used to calculate the number of sturgeon that could occur within sound level isopleths exceeding peak and cumulative noise criteria used by the National Marine Fisheries Service to determine the incidental take of sturgeon. The number of sturgeon subject to the potential onset of physiological effects during pile driving was predicted to be 35–41 fish for each species.

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