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Record number 498483
Title Effect of pile-driving sounds on the survival of larval fish
Author(s) Bolle, Loes J.; Jong, Christ A.F. de; Bierman, Stijn M.; Beek, Pieter J.G. van; Wessels, Peter W.; Blom, Ewout; Damme, Cindy J.G. van; Winter, Hendrik V.; Dekeling, René P.A.
Source Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 875 (2016). - ISSN 0065-2598 - p. 91 - 100.
Department(s) IMARES Vis
IMARES Aquaculture
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Controlled exposure experiments - Offshore wind farms

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.

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