Using passive acoustic monitoring to investigate the occurrence of cetaceans in a protected marine area in northwest Ireland

Todd, Nicole R. E.; Cronin, Michelle; Luck, Cian; Bennison, Ashley; Jessopp, Mark; Kavanagh, Ailbhe S.
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2020)

Under the EU Habitats Directive, cetacean species must be maintained at favourable conservation status in European waters. Whether this is achieved via protected area designation, curtailment of activities such as…


Habitat succession of the Yangtze finless porpoise in Poyang Lake under the changing hydrodynamic and feeding environment

Han, Yong; Sun, Zhiyu; Fang, Hongwei; Bai, Sen; Huang, Lei; He, Guojian
Ecological Modelling (2020)

Poyang Lake, located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, is the largest freshwater lake in China and the most important habitat for the Yangtze finless porpoise.…


Effects of multiple exposures to pile driving noise on harbor porpoise hearing during simulated flights—An evaluation tool

Schaffeld, Tobias; Schnitzler, Joseph G.; Ruser, Andreas; Woelfing, Benno; Baltzer, Johannes; Siebert, Ursula
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2020)

Exploitation of renewable energy from offshore wind farms is substantially increasing worldwide. The majority of wind turbines are bottom mounted, causing high levels of impulsive noise during construction. To prevent…


Baseline presence of and effects of tidal turbine installation and operations on harbour porpoise in Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy, Canada

Tollit, D.; Joy, R.; Wood, J.; Redden, A.; Booth, C.; Boucher, T.; Porskamp, P.; Oldreive, M.
The Journal of Ocean Technology (2019)

Harbour porpoise echolocation activity within and outside of the FORCE tidal turbine demonstration area in Minas Passage of the upper Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, has been monitored by up…


Seasonal and diel patterns in cetacean use and foraging at a potential marine renewable energy site

Nuuttila, Hanna K.; Bertelli, Chiara M.; Mendzil, Anouska; Dearle, Nessa
Marine Pollution Bulletin (2018)

Marine renewable energy (MRE) developments often coincide with sites frequented by small cetaceans. To understand habitat use and assess potential impact from development, echolocation clicks were recorded with acoustic click…


Passive acoustic methods for fine-scale tracking of harbour porpoises in tidal rapids

Macaulay, Jamie; Gordon, Jonathan; Gillespie, Douglas; Malinka, Chloë; Northridge, Simon
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2017)

The growing interest in generating electrical power from tidal currents using tidal turbine generators raises a number of environmental concerns, including the risk that marine mammals might be injured or…


Responses of bottlenose dolphins and harbor porpoises to impact and vibration piling noise during harbor construction

Graham, Isla M.; Pirotta, Enrico; Merchant, Nathan D.; Farcas, Adrian; Barton, Tim R.; Cheney, Barbara; Hastie, Gordon D.; Thompson, Paul M.
Ecosphere (2017)

The development of risk assessments for the exposure of protected populations to noise from coastal construction is constrained by uncertainty over the nature and extent of marine mammal responses to…