Anthropogenically generated underwater noise in the marine environment is ubiquitous, comprising both intense impulse and continuous noise. The installation of offshore wind farms across the North Sea has triggered a range of ecological questions regarding the impact of anthropogenically produced underwater noise on marine wildlife. Our interest is on the impact on the “passive drifters,” i.e., the early life stages of fish that form the basis of fish populations and are an important prey for pelagic predators. This study deals with the impact of pile driving and operational noise generated at offshore wind farms on Dicentrarchus labrax (sea bass) larvae.
Effects of Offshore Wind Farms on the Early Life Stages of Dicentrarchus labrax
Title: Effects of Offshore Wind Farms on the Early Life Stages of Dicentrarchus labrax
January 01, 2016
Book Title: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
Published City: New York
Debusschere, E.; de Coensel, B.; Vandendriessche, S.; Botteldooren, D.; Hostens, K.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2016). Effects of Offshore Wind Farms on the Early Life Stages of Dicentrarchus labrax. The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II (pp. 197-204). New York: Springer.