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Data from: McCormick, Fakan, Nedelec & Allan - Effects of boat noise on fish fast-start escape response depend on engine type

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Data from: McCormick, Fakan, Nedelec & Allan - Effects of boat noise on fish fast-start escape response depend on engine type
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2018-09-03
Date Record Modified
2018-09-03
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
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Time Period
Feb 2017
Geospatial Location
  • Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    Dataset for manuscript.

    Abstract [Related Publication]: Vessel noise represents a relatively recent but rapidly increasing form of pollution, which affects the many organisms that use sound to inform their behavioural decisions. Recent research shows that anthropogenic noise can lead to reduced responsiveness to risk and higher mortality. The current laboratory experiment determined whether the playback of noise from motorboats powered by two- or four-stroke outboard engines affected the kinematics of the fast-start response in a juvenile coral reef fish, and the time scale over which the effects may occur. Results show that the two engine types produce slightly different sound spectra, which influence fish differently. Playback of 2-stroke engines had the greatest effect on activity, but only for a brief period (45s). While noise from 4-stroke outboard engines affected fast-start kinematics, they had half the impact of noise from 2-stroke engines. Two-stroke engine noise affected routine swimming more than 4-stroke engines, while 4-stroke noise had a greater effect on the speed at which fish responded to a startle. Evidence suggests that the source of the noise pollution will have a major influence on the way marine organisms will respond, and this gives managers an important tool whereby they may reduce the effects of noise pollution on protected communities.   

    Keywords: Acoustics; boat noise; coral reef fish; fast-start kinematics; outboard engines; predator-prey interactions

    Spreadsheet contains 2 sheets:

    1. Latency, routine swimming etc. 
    2. Routine swimming in 15s blocks

     

     

  2. Type: note

    This dataset is available as a spreadsheet in MS Excel (.xlsx) and Open Document formats (.ods)

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People
Creators
  1. Associated with: Prof Mark McCormick , mark.mccormick@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Marine Biology & Aquaculture
  2. Associated with: Miss Bridie Allan , bridie.allan@jcu.edu.au , ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Primary Contact
Prof Mark McCormick, mark.mccormick@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960808)
Keywords
  1. coral reef fish
  2. anthropogenic noise
  3. boat sound
  4. risk assessment
  5. burst response
  6. performance
  7. behavioural ecology
  8. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Attachments
  1. Data 2_4_AMB on routine swim and fast start.xlsx (Data File, Public)
  2. Data 2_4_AMB on routine swim and fast start.ods (Data File, Public)
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
McCormick, M.; Allan, B. (2018). Data from: McCormick, Fakan, Nedelec & Allan - Effects of boat noise on fish fast-start escape response depend on engine type. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.25903/5b8cac554a2b0
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.25903/5b8cac554a2b0