Input of energy/underwater noise


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Underwater sound is ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans. Evaluating its impact and relevance for the marine fauna is highly complex and hampered by a paucity of data, lack of understanding and ambiguity of terms. When comparing sound (an energetic pollutant) with substantial pollutants (chemical, biological or marine litter) two notable differences emerge: Firstly, while sound propagates instantaneously away from the source, it also ceases immediately within minutes of shutting off the source. Anthropogenic noise is hence per-se ephemeral, lending itself to a set of in-situ mitigation strategies unsuitable for mitigation of persistent pollutants. Secondly, while pollution with hazardous substances can readily be described quantitatively with few parameters (environmental concentration as the most important one), the description of sound and its impact on aquatic life is of much higher complexity, as to be evidenced by the issues multifaceted description following hereinafter.



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DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-60156-4

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Boebel, O. , Burkhardt, E. and van Opzeeland, I. (2018): Input of energy/underwater noise / M. Salomon and T. Markus (editors) , In: Handbook on Marine Environment Protection, Handbook on Marine Environment Protection, Berlin, Springer, 1024 p., ISBN: 978-3-319-60154-0 . doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-60156-4


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