Study Finds that Offshore Pile Driving Noise Alters Feeding Behaviors of Longfin Squid

Study Finds that Offshore Pile Driving Noise Alters Feeding Behaviors of Longfin Squid

A recent study by a team of scientists, including from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, uniquely demonstrates how pile driving noise can alter the feeding behavior of squid. (Photo courtesy of © NOAA) A recent study by a team of scientists, including from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, uniquely demonstrates how pile driving noise can alter the feeding behavior of squid. Pile driving involves repeated hammer strikes about every two seconds, to drive piles into the seabed and create support foundations for offshore development. The study addressed short-term impacts to squid feeding behavior and noted that future research should look at longer exposures to noise and field work with free-swimming squid. Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA, 02543, United States* corresponding author

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