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Title: Testing the acoustic tolerance of harbour porpoise hearing for impulsive sounds
Authors: Lucke, Klaus
Lepper, Paul A.
Blanchet, Marie-Anne
Siebert, Ursula
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © A B Academic Publishers
Citation: Lucke, K. ... et al, 2008. Testing the acoustic tolerance of harbour porpoise hearing for impulsive sounds. Bioacoustics : The International Journal of Animal Sound and its Recording, 17 (11), pp. 329-331.
Abstract: The planned construction of offshore wind turbines in the North and Baltic Seas involves the emission of high numbers of intense impulsive sounds when turbine foundations are driven into the ground by pile driving. Based on knowledge about other odontocete cetaceans (Finneran et al. 2002), it can be assumed that the source levels, which will on average exceed 225 dB re 1 μPa at 1 m, bear a risk at least for temporary threshold shift (TTS) in the auditory system of harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena that inhabit these waters. In order to base the definition of noise-exposure criteria on information on the acoustic tolerance of this species to single impulses, an auditory study was conducted.
Description: This article was published in the journal Bioacoustics [© A B Academic Publishers] and is also available from: http://www.bioacoustics.info/
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3847
ISSN: 0952-4622
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