Advertisement

Assessment of the Effect of Natural and Anthropogenic Aquatic Noise on Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) Through a Numerical Simulation

  • Giovanni Castellazzi
  • Petr Krysl
  • Lorenzo Rojas
  • Ted W. Cranford
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 730)

Abstract

Phocoena sinus (vaquita) is a small marine harbor porpoise endemic to the Gulf of California that is believed to be the most endangered cetacean in the world as reported by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list (see Rojas-Bracho et al. 2008). Simultaneous use of the same habitat by fishermen and Phocoena sinus has led to the precipitous decline of the porpoise. Phocoena sinus is easily entangled in fishing nets, resulting in drowning.

Keywords

Sound Wave Precipitous Decline Beaked Whale Toothed Whale Finite Element Modeling Model 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

References

  1. Cranford TW, Krysl P, Hildebrand JA (2008) Acoustic pathways revealed: Simulated sound transmission and reception in Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris). Bioinspir Biomim 3:1–10.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Gregory KS (1991) Acoustic signals of the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Aquat Mamm 17.3:130–131.Google Scholar
  3. Krysl P, Cranford TW, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA (2006) Simulating the effect of high-intensity sound on cetaceans: Modeling approach and a case study for Cuvier’s beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris). J Acoust Soc Am 120:2328–2339.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Rojas-Bracho L, Reeves RR, Jaramillo-Legorreta A, Taylor BL (2008) Phocoena sinus. In: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list of threatened species, version 2010.4, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. Available via http://www.iucnredlist.org.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Castellazzi
    • 1
  • Petr Krysl
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Rojas
    • 3
  • Ted W. Cranford
    • 4
  1. 1.DISTARTUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Structural EngineeringUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA
  3. 3.San Instituto Nacional de Ecología (INE)Fraccionamiento Zona PlayaEnsenadaMexico
  4. 4.Department of BiologySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

Personalised recommendations