The development of marine tidal turbines has advanced at a rapid rate over the last decade but with little detailed understanding of the potential noise impacts on invertebrates. Previous research has shown that underwater reef noise plays an important role in mediating metamorphosis in many larval crabs and fishes. New research suggests that underwater estuarine noise may also mediate metamorphosis in estuarine crab larvae and that the noise emitted from underwater tidal and sea-based wind turbines may significantly influence larval metamorphosis in estuarine crabs.
Effects of Underwater Turbine Noise on Crab Larval Metamorphosis
Title: Effects of Underwater Turbine Noise on Crab Larval Metamorphosis
January 01, 2016
Book Title: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
Published City: New York
Pine, M.; Jeffs, A.; Radford, C. (2016). Effects of Underwater Turbine Noise on Crab Larval Metamorphosis. The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II (pp. 847-852). New York: Springer.