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Are the 1/3-octave band 63- and 125-Hz noise levels predictive of vessel activity? the case in the Cres–Lošinj Archipelago (Northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia)
Picciulin, M.; Sebastianutto, L.; Fortuna, C.M.; Mackelworth, P.; Holcer, D.; Gospic, N.R. (2016). Are the 1/3-octave band 63- and 125-Hz noise levels predictive of vessel activity? the case in the Cres–Lošinj Archipelago (Northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia), in: Popper, A.N. et al. (Ed.) The effects of noise on aquatic life II. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 875: pp. 821-828. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_101
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
    Boats; Dolphins; Noise; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Picciulin, M.
  • Sebastianutto, L.
  • Fortuna, C.M.
  • Mackelworth, P.
  • Holcer, D.
  • Gospic, N.R.

Abstract
    A 3-years sea ambient-noise (SAN) monitoring was carried out in the Cres–Lošinj Archipelago (Croatia), where a bottlenose dolphin population is threatened by unregulated nautical tourism. A total of 540 5-min SAN samples were collected and analyzed in an Indicator 11.2.1 (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) perspective. The 1/3-octave band center frequencies of 63 and 125 Hz (re 1 µPa.rms) proved to be predictive of local predominant ship type over time. However, the noisiest band level was centered on 200 Hz. We therefore suggest measuring a wider frequency band than those requested in Indicator 11.2.1.

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