Print Email Facebook Twitter Effect of pile-driving sounds on the survival of larval fish Title Effect of pile-driving sounds on the survival of larval fish Author Bolle, L.J. de Jong, C.A.F. Bierman, S.M. van van Beek, P.J.G. Wessels, P.W. Blom, E. van Damme, C.J.G. Winter, H.V. Dekeling, R.P.A. Contributor Popper, A.N. (editor) Hawkins, A. (editor) Publication year 2016 Abstract Concern exists about the potential effects of pile-driving sounds on fish, but evidence is limited, especially for fish larvae. A device was developed to expose larvae to accurately reproduced pile-driving sounds. Controlled exposure experiments were carried out to examine the lethal effects in common sole larvae. No significant effects were observed at zero-to-peak pressure levels up to 210 dB re 1 μPa 2 and cumulative sound exposure levels up to 206 dB re 1 μPa 2 ·s, which is well above the US interim criteria for nonauditory tissue damage in fish. Experiments are presently being carried out for European sea bass and herring larvae. © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016. Subject Observation, Weapon & Protection SystemsAS - Acoustics & SonarTS - Technical SciencesDefence ResearchBiologyDefence, Safety and SecurityPile drivingAntropogenetic noiseUnderwater noiseControlled exposure experimentsOffshore wind farmsAnimal behaviorAnimal tissueControlled studyEnvironmental exposureEuropean sea bassHerringLarval stageLethalityMortalitySound analysisSound intensitySound pressureSurvival To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:65164c9f-94f3-418b-b789-96ba99a9bea0 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_11 TNO identifier 530280 Publisher Springer New York LLC Source The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II, 91-100 Series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.