Rapid Withdrawal from a Sound Source by Sharks under Open-Ocean and Captive Conditions.
Technical rept. Sep 73-Dec 75,
ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FLA
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Field and laboratory studies were conducted on the use of underwater sound as a means to cause rapid withdrawal from an operating sound source by various species of sharks found in the Florida Straits, Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas and associated reef tracts. The study included species of the genera, Carcharhinus and Negaprion. The findings, to date, though preliminary, leave little doubt that, given specific conditions, at least certain species of sharks can be made to withdraw for a reasonable period of time measurable in mins. from such a source playing back appropriate-level acoustic signals. Author
- Biological Oceanography