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dc.contributor.authorMarley, Sarah Anne
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Chandra Salgado Kenten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-01T03:18:26Z
dc.date.available2017-09-01T03:18:26Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/56484
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This thesis aimed to examine the behavioural and acoustical responses of coastal dolphins to noisy environments. A combination of monitoring techniques were employed, in the form of land-based theodolite-tracking and autonomous underwater acoustic recorders. First, the soundscape of dolphin habitats was described to identify prominent sound sources and spatio-temporal patterns. Dolphin responses to the most ubiquitous anthropogenic sound source – vessel traffic – were then assessed, revealing alterations to movement speeds, behavioural budgets, and whistle characteristics.

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dc.publisherCurtin Universityen_US
dc.titleBehavioural and Acoustical Responses of Coastal Dolphins to Noisy Environmentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dcterms.educationLevelPh.D.en_US
curtin.departmentCentre for Marine Science and Technology (CMST)en_US
curtin.accessStatusOpen accessen_US
curtin.facultyScience and Engineeringen_US


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