Using passive acoustic monitoring to investigate the occurrence of cetaceans in a protected marine area in northwest Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Todd, Nicole R. E.
dc.contributor.author Cronin, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Luck, Cian
dc.contributor.author Bennison, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Jessopp, Mark J.
dc.contributor.author Kavanagh, Ailbhe S.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-08T12:57:23Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-08T12:57:23Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-02
dc.identifier.citation Todd, N. R. E., Cronin, M., Luck, C., Bennison, A., Jessopp, M. and Kavanagh, A. S. (2019) 'Using passive acoustic monitoring to investigate the occurrence of cetaceans in a protected marine area in northwest Ireland', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 232, 106509 (8pp). doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106509 en
dc.identifier.volume 232 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 8 en
dc.identifier.issn 0272-7714
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9463
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106509 en
dc.description.abstract Under the EU Habitats Directive, cetacean species must be maintained at favourable conservation status in European waters. Whether this is achieved via protected area designation, curtailment of activities such as fishing or construction, or time restrictions on noise, it is dependent on understanding the temporal patterns in occurrence. Our ability to study this is often limited by the relatively short time-series of data available to researchers. This study uses nine years of passive acoustic monitoring data paired with environmental covariates to better understand the spatio-temporal dynamics of harbour porpoise and dolphin species using generalised estimating equations-generalised linear models (GEE-GLMs). This long-term time-series included periods of increased disturbance due to construction of an underwater gas pipeline in the area, enabling us to investigate the effect of construction on species occurrence. Harbour porpoise and dolphins occurred in every season, with detections peaking in winter. We found a negative association between dolphins and porpoises throughout the year. Inter-annual variation in occurrence was evident, with a cyclical bi-annual pattern highlighted for both species suggesting a complex pattern of movement. Construction activity had a significant negative effect on the presence of porpoise but not dolphins. However, no long-term decrease in detection rates of porpoise was recorded. This study highlights the importance of understanding what factors influence cetacean occurrence as well as the temporal scale of disturbance effects for planning and management of construction activities in coastal areas. en
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dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272771419300514
dc.rights © 2019, Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Harbour porpoise en
dc.subject Dolphin en
dc.subject Acoustic monitoring en
dc.subject PAM en
dc.subject Ireland en
dc.subject Construction en
dc.subject Tide en
dc.title Using passive acoustic monitoring to investigate the occurrence of cetaceans in a protected marine area in northwest Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Nicole Todd, Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353-21-490-3000 E: nicole.todd@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-12-02
dc.date.updated 2020-01-08T12:44:14Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 500173145
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Shell E&P Ireland Ltd. en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress nicole.todd@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 106509 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1096-0015


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