Navigation Links
Boat noise stops fish finding home
Date:6/28/2013

Sophie Holles, a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol and one of the study's authors, said: "Natural underwater sound is used by many animals to find suitable habitat, and traffic noise is one of the most widespread pollutants. If settlement is disrupted by boat traffic, the resilience of habitats like reefs could be affected."

Sound travels better underwater than in air and reefs are naturally noisy places: fish and invertebrates produce feeding and territorial sounds while wind, waves and currents create other background noise. Boats can be found around all coastal environments where people live and the noise they make spreads far and wide.

Co-author, Dr Steve Simpson, a marine biologist at the University of Exeter, said: "Boat noise may scare fish, affecting their ecology. Since one in five people in the world rely on fish as their major source of protein, regulating traffic noise in important fisheries areas could help marine communities and the people that depend on them."

The study used controlled field experiments with settlement stage coral reef fish larvae. Larvae in a long plastic tube could decide to swim towards or away from a speaker playing back different sounds. In ambient noise equal numbers of fish were found in each section of the tube and in reef noise most fish swam towards the sound. But when boat noise was played along with reef noise more fish swam away from the sound than in reef noise alone.

Co-author, Dr Andy Radford from the University of Bristol, said: "This is the first indication that noise pollution can affect orientation behaviour during the critical settlement stage. Growing evidence for the impact of noise on fish suggests that consideration should be given to the regulation of human activities in protected areas."

The research is published today in Marine Ecology Progress Series.


'/>"/>

Contact: Hannah Johnson
hannah.johnson@bristol.ac.uk
0044-117-928-8896
University of Bristol
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Not just for the birds: Man-made noise has ripple effects on plants, too
2. Unexpected discovery reveals a new mechanism for how the cerebellum extracts signal from noise
3. Human noise has ripple effects on plants
4. ONR taps research teams to help reduce jet noise
5. Noise down, neuron signals up
6. NOAA: Underwater noise decreases whale communications in Stellwagen Bank sanctuary
7. Ship noise makes crabs get crabby
8. A new method for measuring the flow of traffic a street has to bear by measuring atmospheric noise
9. Pitt team finds mechanism that causes noise-induced tinnitus and drug that can prevent it
10. Tortoise and the hare: New drug stops rushing cancer cells, slow and steady healthy cells unharmed
11. Breakthrough: How salt stops plant growth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, a leader in ... seeing a staggering demand from its licensees for highly ... revealed, is not solely coming from fitness and health ... "A wearable is only as useful as ... is the ultimate driver in long-term mass consumer adoption ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... 9, 2014     ...   Jifflenow, a ... solutions for business-to-business (B2B) events, today announced a ... mobile near-field communication (NFC), Bluetooth low energy (BLE), ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/691055) , Jifflenow will integrate its ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... 2014   Marvin Test Solutions , a ... for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, today announced ... TS-900 PXI semiconductor test platform . The ... systems to customers at a fraction of the ... ATE. "Our semiconductor customers asked ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 2Jifflenow And ITN International Bring Cutting-Edge Badge Scanning Technology To B2B Events 3Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 2Marvin Test Solutions Brings New Capabilities to PXI-Based Semiconductor Test with TS-960 3
... This release is available in Spanish . ... consequences of climate change, and affects crops in particular. However, Anabel ... has confirmed that in the case of barley at least, climate ... lack of water. Climate change is in fact also responsible for ...
... 25, 2012) The evolutionary processes of unicellular ... John Torday, Ph.D., a lead investigator at Los ... co-authored a book entitled Evolutionary Biology, Cell-Cell Communication ... evolutionary biology. Rather than focusing on multicellular ...
... Philadelphia, PA, January 25, 2012 A significant obstacle ... in obtaining living brain tissue for study so that ... basic cellular neuroscience now suggest that, for some purposes, ... to research psychiatric disease mechanisms. But where can one ...
Cached Biology News:Barley adapts to climate change 2Barley adapts to climate change 3LA BioMed's Dr. John Torday examines evolution from a cellular perspective 2In schizophrenia research, a path to the brain through the nose 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 18, 2014 iLab Solutions, the ... appointment of Siri Bryant as the new Director of ... of Core Implementations. These two new leadership positions were ... service by ensuring that iLab continues to meet the ... last four years, iLab has been deployed at over ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Egenix, Inc. is pleased to announce that Lionel Goldfrank ... succeed Donald Fresne ; Mr. Fresne has also resigned ... of the Board.  In recognition of the many contributions and ... twenty years, the Board designated Mr. Fresne as Chairman Emeritus. ... Search Committee to find a suitable replacement with Biotech industry ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 16, 2014 “Never say, ‘I ... Universität Marburg’s Department of Physics, advises young women ... newly released SPIE Women in Optics 18-month ... shy to ask questions.” , In the annual ... mathematics) occupations ranging from university professor and laboratory ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Xeno Diagnostics has again received an ... COLA inspection. Xeno has met all criteria for ... organization. Accreditation is earned only by laboratories that ... demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency ... , While the Laboratory Excellence award ...
Breaking Biology Technology:iLab Solutions Announces Two New Leadership Positions to Meet the Needs of Its Growing Customer Base 2Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 2Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 3Xeno Diagnostics Receives 3rd Award for Laboratory Excellence 2
... Provides A Modern Venue to View, Customize, and Purchase One-of-A-Kind Art Pieces ... ... -- DNA 11, the innovators and creators of custom portraits made from ... the DNA 11 House . The gallery also marks the ...
... Va., Feb. 25 Edmond Scientific Company (ESC) ... team of Tony Mallia as Practice Director. Mr. ... to bear his experience of enterprise integration in successful ... services sectors. The core goal of this methodology is ...
... reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeryMEDFORD, Mass., Feb. ... medical device company developing silk-based biomaterial platforms ... received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food ... SeriScaffold (TM) silk-based, long term bioresorbable scaffold ...
Cached Biology Technology:DNA 11, Creators of DNA Art, Opens First Pop-up Gallery 2Edmond Scientific Company 'Spotlight on the Executive': 2Serica Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for SeriScaffold(TM) Technology for Soft Tissue Repair 2Serica Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for SeriScaffold(TM) Technology for Soft Tissue Repair 3Serica Technologies Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for SeriScaffold(TM) Technology for Soft Tissue Repair 4
The antibody recognizes the peptide sequence ESESQGPK (aa 441-448) of human class III beta-tubulin specific for neurones....
Unique enzyme blend containing Taq and Pwo DNA Polymerase and another thermostable enzyme. The Expand 20 kbPLUS PCR System also includes an optimized reaction buffer, MgCl2 solution, and a human cont...
... PLAU N-term Antibody This antibody is generated ... synthetic peptide selected within aa 50~150 of ... in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. ... G column and eluted out with both ...
... 2 mM sodium phosphate buffer, pH 6.5. ... is a major lysosomal aspartyl protease in ... proenzyme. Overexpression of cathepsin D in human ... of relapse and metastasis. Cathepsin D degrades ...
Biology Products: