New PDF release: International Regulation of Underwater Sound: Establishing

By Elena McCarthy

ISBN-10: 1402080778

ISBN-13: 9781402080777

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ISBN-13: 9781402080784

Various incidents recommend that man-made sound injures and will kill marine mammals. This booklet deals an goal examine how ocean noise could be addressed given the inability of regulatory constitution and the clinical uncertainty over the results of noise on marine lifestyles. it really is a vital textual content for policymakers, governments and NGOs, biologists, environmental activists, , oceanographers, and people within the delivery, engineering, and offshore oil and gasoline industries.

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136 As human population increases in coastal areas, so do dredging, construction, and other related activities. S. S. theme= 1> last accessed on January 12, 2003. Also see Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) Columbia University available on-line at source link and the International Food Policy and Research Institute’s and World Resources Institute’s 2000 Gridded Population of the World, Version 2 from which this data was taken. 137 National Ocean Service, “Trends in US Coastal Regions: 1970-1998,” (Washington, DC: US Department of Commerce, August 1999), 4.

Bureau of Ships, 1946). Au, The Sonar of Dolphins, supra note 65; also see OSB-2003, 48. 75 Several reviews of marine mammal sounds are found in the literature. L Au, The Sonar of Dolphins (New York: Springer -Verlag, 1993). 77 Whales can be divided into two groups, the baleen whales (mysticetes); and the toothed whales (odontocetes). The mysticetes include the bowhead, right, gray, humpback, fin, blue, Bryde’s, sei and minke whales. The sounds from this group of whales have been studied, but it has proven difficult to determine the context and function of their sounds as they are rarely held in captivity.

And Australia. See generally OSB-2003, 46-47. 72 OSB-2003, 47-48. 73 Snapping shrimp are a well-studied phenomenon due to the impact of their sounds on the performance of military sonars. Much of the research on the acoustics of snapping shrimp was carried out during WW II. , Bureau of Ships, 1946). Au, The Sonar of Dolphins, supra note 65; also see OSB-2003, 48. 75 Several reviews of marine mammal sounds are found in the literature. L Au, The Sonar of Dolphins (New York: Springer -Verlag, 1993).

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