Acoustic impact assessment of sub-bottom profilers on marine mammals

Type Report
Date 2016
Language English
Ref. ASTI-2016-67
Author(s) Le Gall Yves1
Contributor(s) Lurton Xavier, Ducatel Cecile
Keyword(s) Sub-Bottom Profilers, Marine Mammals, Acoustic Impact
Abstract Scientific surveys for geoscience use medium-power acoustic sources called Sub-Bottom Profilers . Their acoustic signal characteristics are shown not to impact the physiology of marine mammals. Therefore scientific surveys collecting data using Sub-Bottom Profilers do not require specific mitigation plans.
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