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Underwater soundscape of marine protected areas in the south Brazilian coast

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Sanchez-Gendriz, I. [1] ; Padovese, L. R. [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Polytech Sch, BR-05508030 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Marine Pollution Bulletin; v. 105, n. 1, p. 65-72, APR 15 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 7

The Laje de Santos Marine State Park (LSMSP) and Xixova-Japui State Park (XJSP) are two protected areas (PA), close to the Santos Bay in the south Brazilian coast. The region encompasses both important biodiversity and anthropogenic activities. This study aims to serve as a first reference survey of the underwater soundscape of these PAs. Additionally it evaluates the presence of the anthropogenic and biological sound in these areas. One month of continuous recorded underwater sound, at selected locations in XJSP and LSMSP, is used in this study. The data were characterized by its spectral content and by the temporal evolution of Sound Pressure Levels (SPL). Both locations showed sound events with daily periodicities, mainly related with boats and fish chorus. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/04785-0 - Underwater acoustic observatory for marine park monitoring
Grantee:Linilson Rodrigues Padovese
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants