Harbour porpoise movement strategy affects cumulative number of animals acoustically exposed to underwater explosions
von Benda-Beckmann, A.M.
Özkan Sertlek, H.
van Bemmelen, R.
Anthropogenic sound in the marine environment can have negative consequences for marine fauna. Since most sound sources are intermittent or continuous, estimating how many individuals are exposed over time remains challenging, as this depends on the animals’ mobility. Here we explored how animal movement influences how many, and how often, animals are impacted by sound. In a dedicated study, we estimated how different movement strategies affect the number of individual harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena receiving temporary or permanent
Observation, Weapon & Protection Systems
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AS - Acoustics & Sonar
TS - Technical Sciences
Defence, Safety and Security
Population consequenses of disturbance
Marine Ecology Progress Series, 557, 261-275