Noise impact on European sea bass behavior: Temporal structure matters

Yik Yaw Neo*, Johanna Seitz, Ronald A. Kastelein, Hendrik V. Winter, Carel ten Cate, Hans Slabbekoorn

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Anthropogenic sounds come in different forms, varying not only in amplitude and frequency spectrum but also in temporal structure. Although fish are sensitive to the temporal characteristics of sound, little is known about how their behavior is affected by anthropogenic sounds of different temporal patterns. We investigated this question using groups of Dicentrarchus labrax (European sea bass) in an outdoor basin. Our data revealed that the temporal pattern of sound exposure is important in noise impact assessments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781493929818
ISBN (Print)9781493929801
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Amplitude fluctuation
  • Anthropogenic sounds
  • Dicentrarchus labrax
  • Intermittency
  • Stress response


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