Quantifying Acoustic Impacts on Marine Species: Methods and Analytical Approach for Activities at the Point Mugu Sea Range
Technical Report,01 Apr 2020,30 Apr 2030
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIV NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States
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The United States Department of the Navy is required to assess impacts of Navy-generated sound in the water on protected marine species in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This report applies to the Point Mugu Sea Range PMSR Environmental Impact StatementOverseas Environmental Impact Statement and describes the methods and analytical approach to quantifying the number of potential effects to marine species as a result of training and testing at the PMSR. Stock and guild breakouts are also discussed to present a comprehensive overview of the methods to quantify acoustic impacts on marine mammals. The Navy Acoustics Effect Model NAEMO serves as the primary data entry point for Navy activity information and as a repository for modeling output and estimated effects. The Navy used specific information about environmental conditions, best available marine species data, and projected Navy activities within the PMSR as inputs into NAEMO.
- Biological Oceanography
- Underwater Ordnance