Short-term disturbance by a commercial two-dimensional seismic survey does not lead to long-term displacement of harbour porpoises

@inproceedings{Thompson2013ShorttermDB,
  title={Short-term disturbance by a commercial two-dimensional seismic survey does not lead to long-term displacement of harbour porpoises},
  author={Paul M. Thompson and Kate L. Brookes and Isla M Graham and Tim R. Barton and Keith A Needham and Gareth Bradbury and Nathan D Merchant},
  booktitle={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2013}
}
Assessments of the impact of offshore energy developments are constrained because it is not known whether fine-scale behavioural responses to noise lead to broader-scale displacement of protected small cetaceans. We used passive acoustic monitoring and digital aerial surveys to study changes in the occurrence of harbour porpoises across a 2000 km(2) study area during a commercial two-dimensional seismic survey in the North Sea. Acoustic and visual data provided evidence of group responses to… CONTINUE READING
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