The behavioural response of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to a 20 cubic inch air gun

  title={The behavioural response of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to a 20 cubic inch air gun},
  author={Rebecca A. Dunlop and Michael J. Noad and Robert D. McCauley and Eric Kniest and David Cleland Paton and Douglas H. Cato},
  journal={Aquatic Mammals},
Seismic surveys are widely used for exploration for oil and gas deposits below the sea floor. Despite concern they may have an impact on whale behaviour, our knowledge of marine mammal responses is limited. In the first of a series of experiments (the last one involving a full seismic array), this study tested the response of migrating humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) groups to a 20 cubic inch air gun. Experiments were carried out during the southward migration of humpback whales along… 

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