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dc.contributor.authorSolé Carbonell, Marta
dc.contributor.authorLenoir, Marc
dc.contributor.authorFortuño Alós, Jose-Manuel
dc.contributor.authorDurfort, Mercè
dc.contributor.authorVan der Schaar, Mike Connor Roger Malcolm
dc.contributor.authorAndré, Michel
dc.contributor.otherCentre Tecnològic de Vilanova i la Geltrú
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-08T16:29:06Z
dc.date.available2017-03-08T16:29:06Z
dc.date.issued2016-12-21
dc.identifier.citationSole, M., Lenoir, M., Fortuño, J.M., Durfort, M., Van Der Schaar, M., Andre, M. Evidence of Cnidarians sensitivity to sound after exposure to low frequency underwater sources. "Scientific reports", 21 Desembre 2016, vol. 6, núm. 37979.
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/102145
dc.description.abstractJellyfishes represent a group of species that play an important role in oceans, particularly as a food source for different taxa and as a predator of fish larvae and planktonic prey. The massive introduction of artificial sound sources in the oceans has become a concern to science and society. While we are only beginning to understand that non-hearing specialists like cephalopods can be affected by anthropogenic noises and regulation is underway to measure European water noise levels, we still don’t know yet if the impact of sound may be extended to other lower level taxa of the food web. Here we exposed two species of Mediterranean Scyphozoan medusa, Cotylorhiza tuberculata and Rhizostoma pulmo to a sweep of low frequency sounds. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) revealed injuries in the statocyst sensory epithelium of both species after exposure to sound, that are consistent with the manifestation of a massive acoustic trauma observed in other species. The presence of acoustic trauma in marine species that are not hearing specialists, like medusa, shows the magnitude of the problem of noise pollution and the complexity of the task to determine threshold values that would help building up regulation to prevent permanent damage of the ecosystems.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMacmillan Publishers
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Física::Acústica::Sons subaquàtics
dc.subject.lcshJellyfishes
dc.subject.lcshEcosystem
dc.subject.lcshNoise pollution
dc.subject.lcshEcophysiology
dc.subject.otherEcophysiology
dc.subject.otherEcosystem ecology
dc.titleEvidence of Cnidarians sensitivity to sound after exposure to low frequency underwater sources
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacMeduses
dc.subject.lemacContaminació acústica
dc.subject.lemacEcosistemes
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LAB - Laboratori d'Aplicacions Bioacústiques
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep37979
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.nature.com/articles/srep37979
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac19772101
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/314227/EU/Achieve QUieter Oceans by shipping noise footprint reduction/AQUO
local.citation.authorSole, M.; Lenoir, M.; Fortuño, J.M.; Durfort, M.; Van Der Schaar, M.; Andre, M.
local.citation.publicationNameScientific reports
local.citation.volume6
local.citation.number37979
dc.identifier.pmid28000727


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