Echolocation disruptors

Sounds produced to disrupt the normal echolocation abilities of cetaceans. Preliminary research in Europe has shown some promise that these devices reduce depredation by bottlenose dolphins in gillnets and trammel nets, although habituation may be a challenge (S. Northridge, pers. comm.)

Field Study

Study Type: 

summary

Location: 

Hawaii

Effect on bycatch species: 

Initially disrupted false killer whale's echolocation performance capabilities

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