Assessing sound exposure from shipping in coastal waters using a single hydrophone and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data.

@article{Merchant2012AssessingSE,
  title={Assessing sound exposure from shipping in coastal waters using a single hydrophone and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data.},
  author={Nathan D Merchant and Matthew J. Witt and Philippe Blondel and Brendan J Godley and George H. Smith},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={64 7},
  pages={1320-9}
}
Underwater noise from shipping is a growing presence throughout the world's oceans, and may be subjecting marine fauna to chronic noise exposure with potentially severe long-term consequences. The coincidence of dense shipping activity and sensitive marine ecosystems in coastal environments is of particular concern, and noise assessment methodologies which describe the high temporal variability of sound exposure in these areas are needed. We present a method of characterising sound exposure… CONTINUE READING
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