Understanding the population consequences of acoustic disturbance for marine mammals

TitleUnderstanding the population consequences of acoustic disturbance for marine mammals
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsHarwood, John, King Stephanie, Booth Cormac, Donovan Carl, Schick Robert S., Thomas Len, and New Leslie
EditorPopper, Arthur N., and Hawkins Anthony
Series EditorPopper, Arthur N., and Hawkins Anthony
Book TitleThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
Series TitleThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
Pagination417-423
PublisherSpringer Verlag
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-1-4939-2981-8
EndNote Rec Number12518
Abstract

Loud anthropogenic underwater noise, such as that associated with sonar operations, pile driving, or seismic surveys, can cause behavioral and physiological disturbance to many animals that may affect their survival or ability to breed. However, no formal framework for assessing the population-level consequences of this disturbance is currently available. We describe an interim version of a framework developed by a working group on the population consequences of disturbance, funded by the US Office of Naval Research through the University of California, that can be used to assess the effects of offshore renewable energy developments on marine mammal populations.