Accession Number:

ADA076549

Title:

Sounds Produced by Wood Boring Marine Animals and Attempts to Detect These Animals in Waterfront Structures Using Passive Sonic Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Aug 79,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Wood boring organisms such as shipworms and gribbles make characteristic sounds as they actively bore into wood. In the laboratory these sounds isolated from ambient noise have been recorded and analyzed. In harbor areas, infested piles and seawalls are usually covered with fouling growth such as barnacles, and the noise created by feeding barnacles and other foulers make it impossible to detect the soft low intensity sounds of wood borers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE