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Professor Peter Teglberg Madsen

Quantitative Measures of Anthropogenic Noise on Harbor Porpoises: Testing the Reliability of Acoustic Tag Recordings

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  • Danuta Maria Wisniewska
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  • Jonas Teilmann
  • Line Hermannsen
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  • Mark Johnson, Univ St Andrews, University of St Andrews, Scottish Oceans Inst, SMRU
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  • Lee A. Miller, Univ Southern Denmark, Dept Biol
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  • Ursula Siebert, Univ Vet Med Hannover, University of Hannover, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation, Inst Terr & Aquat Wildlife Res ITAW, Fdn
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  • Peter Teglberg Madsen

In recent years, several sound and movement recording tags have been developed to sample the acoustic field experienced by cetaceans and their reactions to it. However, little is known about how tag placement and an animal's orientation in the sound field affect the reliability of on-animal recordings as proxies for actual exposure. Here, we quantify sound exposure levels recorded with a DTAG-3 tag on a captive harbor porpoise exposed to vessel noise in a controlled acoustic environment. Results show that flow noise is limiting onboard noise recordings, whereas no evidence of body shading has been found for frequencies of 2-20 kHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
EditorsAN Popper, A Hawkins
Number of pages6
PublisherSpringer
Publication year2016
Pages1237-1242
ISBN (print)978-1-4939-2980-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event3rd International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1 Aug 2013 → …

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life
LandHungary
ByBudapest
Periode01/08/2013 → …
SeriesAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume875
ISSN0065-2598

    Research areas

  • Vessel, Calibration, DTAG-3, Flow noise, PHOCOENA-PHOCOENA, FREQUENCY COMPONENTS, SIGNAL

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