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Marine Mammals and Noise

Marine Mammals and Noise
  • Author : W. John Richardson
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 October 2013
  • ISBN : 0080573037
  • Pages : 576 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 2 ratings
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Summary:
Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these new sounds have on marine mammals. The baseline of ambient noise, the sounds produced by machines and mammals, the sensitivity of marine mammal hearing, and the reactions of marine mammals are also examined. An essential addition to any marine biologist's library, Marine Mammals and Noise will be especially appealing to marine mammalogists, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and marine biologists and oceanographers using sound in their research.


Marine Mammals and Noise

Marine Mammals and Noise
  • Author : W. John Richardson,Charles R. Greene, Jr.,Charles I. Malme,Denis H. Thomson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 October 2013
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammals and Noise

Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these


Marine Mammals and Noise

Marine Mammals and Noise
  • Author : W. John Richardson,Charles R. Greene, Jr.,Charles I. Malme,Denis H. Thomson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 October 2013
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammals and Noise

Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these


Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Potential Impacts of Ambient Noise in the Ocean on Marine Mammals
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 22 June 2003
GET THIS BOOKOcean Noise and Marine Mammals

For the 119 species of marine mammals, as well as for some other aquatic animals, sound is the primary means of learning about the environment and of communicating, navigating, and foraging. The possibility that human-generated noise could harm marine mammals or significantly interfere with their normal activities is an issue of increasing concern. Noise and its potential impacts have been regulated since the passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Public awareness of the issue escalated in 1990s when researchers


Marine Mammal Populations and Ocean Noise

Marine Mammal Populations and Ocean Noise
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Characterizing Biologically Significant Marine Mammal Behavior
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 24 February 2005
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammal Populations and Ocean Noise

Attention has been drawn to the subject of how ocean noise affects marine mammals by a series of marine mammal strandings, lawsuits, and legislative hearings, and most recently, the report from the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy. One way to assess the impact of ocean noise is to consider whether it causes changes in animal behavior that are "biologically significant," that is, those that affect an animal's ability to grow, survive, and reproduce. This report offers a conceptual model


The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life

The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life
  • Author : Arthur N. Popper,Anthony Hawkins
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 26 January 2012
GET THIS BOOKThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life

The Second International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life will take place in Ireland August 15-20, 2010. The main emphasis of the conference will be on defining the current state of knowledge. However, we will also assess progress in the three years since the First conference. The Second conference will place strong emphasis on recent research results, the sharing of ideas, discussion of experimental approaches, and analysis of regulatory issues.


Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
  • Author : William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 26 February 2009
GET THIS BOOKEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals

This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully


International Regulation of Underwater Sound

International Regulation of Underwater Sound
  • Author : Elena McCarthy
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 08 May 2007
GET THIS BOOKInternational Regulation of Underwater Sound

Numerous incidents suggest that man-made sound injures and can kill marine mammals. This book offers an objective look at how ocean noise should be addressed given the lack of regulatory structure and the scientific uncertainty over the effects of noise on marine life. It is an essential text for policymakers, governments and NGOs, biologists, environmental activists, , oceanographers, and those in the shipping, engineering, and offshore oil and gas industries.


Marine Mammal Welfare

Marine Mammal Welfare
  • Author : Andy Butterworth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 19 June 2017
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammal Welfare

Marine mammals attract human interest – sometimes this interest is benign or positive – whale watching, conservation programmes for whales, seals, otters, and efforts to clear beaches of marine debris are seen as proactive steps to support these animals. However, there are many forces operating to affect adversely the lives of whales, seals, manatees, otters and polar bears – and this book explores how the welfare of marine mammals has been affected and how they have adapted, moved, responded and sometimes suffered as


Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Animals

Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Animals
  • Author : Hans Slabbekoorn,Robert J. Dooling,Arthur N. Popper,Richard R. Fay
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 20 August 2018
GET THIS BOOKEffects of Anthropogenic Noise on Animals

Over the past several years, many investigators interested in the effects of man-made sounds on animals have come to realize that there is much to gain from studying the broader literature on hearing sound and the effects of sound as well as data from the effects on humans. It has also become clear that knowledge of the effects of sound on one group of animals (e.g., birds or frogs) can guide studies on other groups (e.g., marine mammals


The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II

The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
  • Author : Arthur N. Popper,Anthony Hawkins
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 26 November 2015
GET THIS BOOKThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II

The meeting of Aquatic Noise 2013 will introduce participants to the most recent research data, regulatory issues and thinking about effects of man-made noise and will foster critical cross-disciplinary discussion between the participants. Emphasis will be on the cross-fertilization of ideas and findings across species and noise sources. As with its predecessor, The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life: 3rd International Conference will encourage discussion of the impact of underwater sound, its regulation and mitigation of its effects. With over 100 contributions


Low-Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals

Low-Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Low-Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 01 February 1994
GET THIS BOOKLow-Frequency Sound and Marine Mammals

This volume reviews the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of low-frequency sound on marine mammals and makes recommendations for research. In addition, the book describes current federal regulations prescribed under the Marine Mammal Protection Act that govern the taking of marine mammals by scientific research activities, and it recommends changes to expedite the regulatory process dealing with scientific research activities.


Marine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound

Marine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound
  • Author : National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Ocean Studies Board,Committee to Review Results of ATOC's Marine Mammal Research Program
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 11 May 2000
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammals and Low-Frequency Sound

Sound has become a major tool for studying the ocean. Although the ocean is relatively opaque to light, it is relatively transparent to sound. Sound having frequencies below 1,000 Hertz (Hz) is often defined as low-frequency sound. The speed of sound is proportional to the temperature of the water through which it passes. Therefore, sound speed can be used to infer the average temperature of the water volume through which sound waves have passed. The relationship between water temperature and the


Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals
  • Author : Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 December 2005
GET THIS BOOKMarine Mammals

Berta and Sumich have succeeded yet again in creating superior marine reading! This book is a succinct yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. The first edition, considered the leading text in the field, is required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals. Revisions include updates of citations, expansion of nearly every chapter and full color photographs. This title continues the tradition by fully expanding and updating nearly all


Animal Communication and Noise

Animal Communication and Noise
  • Author : Henrik Brumm
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 16 December 2013
GET THIS BOOKAnimal Communication and Noise

The study of animal communication has led to significant progress in our general understanding of motor and sensory systems, evolution, and speciation. However, one often neglected aspect is that signal exchange in every modality is constrained by noise, be it in the transmission channel or in the nervous system. This book analyses whether and how animals can cope with such constraints, and explores the implications that noise has for our understanding of animal communication. It is written by leading biologists


CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine
  • Author : Leslie Dierauf,Frances M.D. Gulland
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 27 June 2001
GET THIS BOOKCRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition. See what's new in the Second Edition: Marine mammals as