The use of deep water berths and the effect of noise on bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon Estuary cSAC
van der Schaar, Mike
McKeown, Eugene P.
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The Shannon Estuary on the west coast of Ireland is one of Europe’s premier deepwater berths catering for ships up to 200,000 deadweight tonnage. It is also Ireland’s only designated candidate special area of conservation for bottlenose dolphins under the EU Habitats Directive. Long-term static acoustic monitoring was carried out at a number of intensive shipping sites. In 2012, noise monitoring took place over a 6-month period (at 1 site) as part of Ireland’s requirements under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). This is the first assessment of the potential effect of vessel traffic on the behavior of this discrete dolphin population.
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