Assessment of the Effect of Natural and Anthropogenic Aquatic Noise on Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) Through a Numerical Simulation
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.
KeywordsSound Wave Precipitous Decline Beaked Whale Toothed Whale Finite Element Modeling Model
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