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Main Title ASA S3/SC1.4 TR-2014 Sound Exposure Guidelines for Fishes and Sea Turtles: A Technical Report prepared by ANSI-Accredited Standards Committee S3/SC1 and registered with ANSI [electronic resource] /
Author Popper, Arthur N.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hawkins, Anthony D.
Fay, Richard R.
Mann, David A.
Bartol, Soraya.
Carlson, Thomas J.
Coombs, Sheryl.
Ellison, William T.
Gentry, Roger L.
Halvorsen, Michele B.
L√łkkeborg, Svein.
Rogers, Peter H.
Southall, Brandon L.
Zeddies, David G.
Tavolga, William N.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number TD891-894
ISBN 9783319066592
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Oceanography ; Otorhinolaryngology ; Acoustics ; Noise control
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 76 p. 64 illus., 53 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
1. Introduction -- 2. Aquatic Organisms of Concern -- 3. Hearing - A General Overview -- 4. Classification of Fishes and Sea Turtles with Respect to Sound Exposure Risk -- 5. Effects of Sound Exposure -- 6. The Nature of Man-Made Sound -- 7. Sound Exposure Guidelines -- 8. Research Recommendations -- 9. Summary and Conclusions. This Technical Report presents the outcome of a Working Group that was established to determine broadly applicable sound exposure guidelines for fishes and sea turtles. After consideration of the diversity of fish and sea turtles, guidelines were developed for broad groups of animals, defined by the way they detect sound. Different sound sources were considered in terms of their acoustic characteristics and appropriate metrics defined for measurement of the received levels. The resultant sound exposure guidelines are presented in a set of tables. In some cases numerical guidelines are provided, expressed in appropriate metrics. When there were insufficient data to support numerical values, the relative likelihood of effects occurring was evaluated, although the actual likelihood of effects depends on the received level. These sound exposure guidelines, which are based on the best scientific information at the time of writing, should be treated as interim. The expectation is that with more research the guidelines can be refined and more cells in the tables completed. Recommendations are put forward defining the research requirements of highest priority for extending these interim exposure guidelines.