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dc.contributor.authorAguilar de Soto, Natacha
dc.contributor.authorDelorme, Natali
dc.contributor.authorAtkins, John
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Sunkita
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, James
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Mark
dc.identifier.citationAguilar de Soto , N , Delorme , N , Atkins , J , Howard , S , Williams , J & Johnson , M 2013 , ' Anthropogenic noise causes body malformations and delays development in marine larvae ' , Scientific Reports , vol. 3 , 2831 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 74611794
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84885113646
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the impact of noise on marine fauna at the population level requires knowledge about the vulnerability of different life-stages. Here we provide the first evidence that noise exposure during larval development produces body malformations in marine invertebrates. Scallop larvae exposed to playbacks of seismic pulses showed significant developmental delays and 46% developed body abnormalities. Similar effects were observed in all independent samples exposed to noise while no malformations were found in the control groups (4881 larvae examined). Malformations appeared in the D-veliger larval phase, perhaps due to the cumulative exposure attained by this stage or to a greater vulnerability of D-veliger to sound-mediated physiological or mechanical stress. Such strong impacts suggest that abnormalities and growth delays may also result from lower sound levels or discrete exposures during the D-stage, increasing the potential for routinely-occurring anthropogenic noise sources to affect recruitment of wild scallop larvae in natural stocks.
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dc.subjectMechanisms of diseaseen
dc.subjectQL Zoologyen
dc.subjectSDG 14 - Life Below Wateren
dc.titleAnthropogenic noise causes body malformations and delays development in marine larvaeen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sound Tags Groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Bioacoustics groupen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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