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Does masking matter? Shipping noise and fish vocalizations

Does masking matter? Shipping noise and fish vocalizations
Does masking matter? Shipping noise and fish vocalizations
Shipping creates large near-field background noises at levels similar to or higher than fish vocalizations and in the same critical bandwidths. This noise has the potential to "mask" biologically important signals and prevent fish from hearing them; any interference with the detection and recognition of sounds may impact fish survival. The Lombard effect, whereby vocalizations are altered to reduce or exclude masking effects, is an adaptation that has been observed in mammals and birds. Research is needed to establish whether the Lombard effect occurs in fish to gain a better understanding of the implications of noise pollution on fish populations.
747-753
Springer
Neenan, Sarah
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Neenan, Sarah, Piper, Rayner, White, Paul, Kemp, Paul, Leighton, Timothy and Shaw, Peter (2016) Does masking matter? Shipping noise and fish vocalizations. In, Popper, A. and Hawkins, A. (eds.) The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II. (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, , (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_91), 875) 3rd International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life (01/10/13) New York, NY. Springer, pp. 747-753. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_91).

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Shipping creates large near-field background noises at levels similar to or higher than fish vocalizations and in the same critical bandwidths. This noise has the potential to "mask" biologically important signals and prevent fish from hearing them; any interference with the detection and recognition of sounds may impact fish survival. The Lombard effect, whereby vocalizations are altered to reduce or exclude masking effects, is an adaptation that has been observed in mammals and birds. Research is needed to establish whether the Lombard effect occurs in fish to gain a better understanding of the implications of noise pollution on fish populations.

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Accepted/In Press date: October 2013
Published date: 2016
Venue - Dates: 3rd International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Hungary, 2013-10-01
Organisations: Inst. Sound & Vibration Research

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Local EPrints ID: 393533
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/393533
PURE UUID: 97ac382d-a47e-47ac-b69f-82a1be049332
ORCID for Sarah Neenan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9445-6089
ORCID for Paul White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4787-8713
ORCID for Paul Kemp: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4470-0589
ORCID for Timothy Leighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1649-8750
ORCID for Peter Shaw: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0925-5010

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Date deposited: 27 May 2016 10:50
Last modified: 18 Mar 2020 01:25

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Author: Sarah Neenan ORCID iD
Author: Rayner Piper
Author: Paul White ORCID iD
Author: Paul Kemp ORCID iD
Author: Peter Shaw ORCID iD
Editor: A. Popper
Editor: A. Hawkins

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