Effects of pingers on the behaviour of bottlenose dolphins

Authors: 

Leeney, R.H., Berrow, S., McGrath, D., O'Brien, J., Cosgrove, R. & Godley, B.J.

Year: 

2007

Journal/Publisher Name: 

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Volume (Issue #): 

87

Page #s: 

129-133
Summary: 
Trials to assess the behavioural response of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins to continuous and responsive pingers were conducted. In boat based trials both types of pinger affected dolphin behaviour, while in static trials the detection of dolphin vocalisations was significantly lower in the presence of active continuous pingers.