Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria

This publication shows the findings of a panel of experts in acoustic research from behavioral, physiological, and physical disciplines, which was convened over a several year period. The purpose of this panel was to review the expanding literature on marine mammal hearing and on physiological and behavioral responses to anthropogenic sound, and to propose exposure criteria for certain effects.

This is part of our Good Practice Guidance for Marine Mammals, produced by Claire Lacey, Jon Barnes and Patrick Lynes.

Reference: Southall et al, (2007) Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria. Aquatic Mammals 33:4