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In situ behavioural responses to boat noise exposure of Gobius cruentatus (Gmelin, 1789; fam. Gobiidae) and Chromis chromis (Linnaeus, 1758; fam. Pomacentridae) living in a Marine Protected Area
Abstract The short-term behavioural effects of two types of boat noise were tested on Gobius cruentatus and Chromis chromis, i.e. one permanently and one temporarily benthic vocal fish species livingExpand
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Effects of ambient and boat noise on hearing and communication in three fish species living in a marine protected area (Miramare, Italy).
The WWF-Natural Marine Reserve of Miramare (Trieste, Italy) is located in a major industrial and vacation area in the Adriatic Sea. Consequently, noise emanating from boating and shipping is anExpand
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Leisure boating noise as a trigger for the displacement of the bottlenose dolphins of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago (northern Adriatic Sea, Croatia).
The waters of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago are subject to intense boat traffic related to the high number of leisure boats frequenting this area during the summer tourist season. Boat noise dominatesExpand
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Sound pressure and particle acceleration audiograms in three marine fish species from the Adriatic Sea.
Fishes show great variability in hearing sensitivity, bandwidth, and the appropriate stimulus component for the inner ear (particle motion or pressure). Here, hearing sensitivities in three vocalExpand
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Brown meagre vocalization rate increases during repetitive boat noise exposures: a possible case of vocal compensation.
This study investigated whether or not boat noise causes variations in brown meagre (Sciaena umbra) vocalizations recorded in a nearshore Mediterranean marine reserve. Six nocturnal experimentalExpand
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Colonial Nesting and the Importance of the Brood Size in Male Parasitic Reproduction of the Mediterranean Damselfish Chromis chromis (Pisces: Pomacentridae)
We investigated male parasitic spawning in a protected natural population of Mediterranean damselfish. Chromis chromis nested in colonies, inside which males showed a high variability in matingExpand
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Locating spawning haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus, Linnaeus, 1758) at sea by means of sound
Abstract The sites where haddock spawn and the factors that bring the fish together to spawn at particular locations are not well known. We have located haddock in the sea by listening for the soundsExpand
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Changes in whistle structure of resident bottlenose dolphins in relation to underwater noise and boat traffic.
The habitat of the resident bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) of the Cres-Lošinj archipelago overlaps with routes of intense boat traffic. Within these waters, Sea Ambient Noise (SAN) wasExpand
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Differences between male, female and juvenile haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.) sounds
Abstract Female and juvenile haddock make sounds, as well as males. Examination of the sounds from different sexes indicates that the sound waveform is a function of fish maturity and it isExpand
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How boat noise affects an ecologically crucial behaviour: the case of territoriality in Gobius cruentatus (Gobiidae)
Gobius cruentatus emit sounds during agonistic interactions. In order to evaluate the effect of boat noise exposure on G. cruentatus territorial behaviour, we played a field-recorded diesel engineExpand
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