Adaptive avoidance of reef noise

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dc.contributor.author Simpson, SD en
dc.contributor.author Radford, AN en
dc.contributor.author Tickle, EJ en
dc.contributor.author Meekan, MG en
dc.contributor.author Jeffs, Andrew en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-04T00:36:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation PLoS ONE 6(2):1-5 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/16658 en
dc.description.abstract Auditory information is widely used throughout the animal kingdom in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. Some marine species are dependent on reefs for adult survival and reproduction, and are known to use reef noise to guide orientation towards suitable habitat. Many others that forage in food-rich inshore waters would, however, benefit from avoiding the high density of predators resident on reefs, but nothing is known about whether acoustic cues are used in this context. By analysing a sample of nearly 700,000 crustaceans, caught during experimental playbacks in light traps in the Great Barrier Reef lagoon, we demonstrate an auditory capability in a broad suite of previously neglected taxa, and provide the first evidence in any marine organisms that reef noise can act as a deterrent. In contrast to the larvae of species that require reef habitat for future success, which showed an attraction to broadcasted reef noise, taxa with a pelagic or nocturnally emergent lifestyle actively avoided it. Our results suggest that a far greater range of invertebrate taxa than previously thought can respond to acoustic cues, emphasising yet further the potential negative impact of globally increasing levels of underwater anthropogenic noise. en
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ en
dc.title Adaptive avoidance of reef noise en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0016625 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 6 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Simpson et al. en
dc.identifier.pmid 21326604 en
pubs.end-page 5 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 206999 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Marine Science en
dc.identifier.eissn 1932-6203 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-02-09 en
pubs.dimensions-id 21326604 en


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