Vibration of the Otoliths in a Teleost
Fish populations comprise essential parts of marine and freshwater ecosystems as well as being the foundations of considerable human nutrition, industry, and economy. There is growing concern about the possible harmful effects from human-generated sound on fish. Sounds and other human-generated physical phenomena, such as explosions and shock waves, may have a variety of deleterious effects on aquatic animals, ranging from acute injury and death through masking of needful environmental sound stimuli to minor disturbances with little long-term effect on the animals.
We appreciate the support of James Eckman and Michael Weise, Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA; Mike Shane, Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, San Diego, CA; Tom Nelson, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical School, La Jolla, CA; and Jacqueline Corbeil and Robert Mattrey, Moores UCSD Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA.
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