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dc.contributor.authorBolgan, Marta
dc.contributor.authorChorazyczewska, Emilia
dc.contributor.authorWinfield, Ian J.
dc.contributor.authorCodarin, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorGammell, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:01:18Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:01:18Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-14
dc.identifier.citationBolgan, Marta; Chorazyczewska, Emilia; Winfield, Ian J. Codarin, Antonio; O'Brien, Joanne; Gammell, Martin (2016). First observations of anthropogenic underwater noise in a large multi-use lake. Journal of Limnology 75 (3), 644-651
dc.identifier.issn1723-8633,1129-5767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/10470
dc.description.abstractOver the last fifty years, anthropogenic noise has increased dramatically in aquatic environments and is now recognised as a chronic form of pollution in coastal waters. However, this form of pollution has been largely neglected in inland water bodies. To date, very few studies have investigated the noise spectra in freshwater environments and at present no legislation exists to protect freshwater organisms from anthropogenic noise. The present study represents the first assessment of anthropogenic noise pollution in a large multi-use lake by characterising noise levels of the main ferry landings of the lake of Windermere, UK using Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM). During November 2014, acoustic samples (10 min long) were collected from such areas using a calibrated omni-directional hydrophone and their spectral content was analysed in 1/3 octave bands (dB re 1 mu Pa). Results indicate that the current noise levels in Windermere warrant further investigation as a potential threat to the fish community which occurs in this already delicate and pressured habitat. Based on results obtained, it is recommended that further studies focus on a wider geographical and temporal range in order to start to fill the knowledge and legislative gaps regarding anthropogenic noise monitoring in fresh waters.
dc.publisherPAGEPress Publications
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Limnology
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectnoise monitoring
dc.subjectfish
dc.subjectboat noise
dc.subjectlake
dc.subjectec water framework directive
dc.subjectfresh-water fishes
dc.subjectuk
dc.titleFirst observations of anthropogenic underwater noise in a large multi-use lake
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.4081/jlimnol.2016.1405
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://www.jlimnol.it/index.php/jlimnol/article/download/jlimnol.2016.1405/1112
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