Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Data for Evaluation of broadband sound as an acoustical deterrent to deter the movement of silver carp and bighead carp in an outside pond

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2014-07-07
End Date
2014-08-20

Citation

Kelsie Murchy, and Marybeth Brey, 2017, Data for Evaluation of broadband sound as an acoustical deterrent to deter the movement of silver carp and bighead carp in an outside pond: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7G44NS1.

Summary

The effectiveness of an acoustic barrier to deter the movement of silver carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix, and bighead carp, H. noblis, was evaluated. A pond (10 m, x 5 m x 1.2 m) was divided in half by a concrete-block barrier with a channel (1 m across) allowing fish access to each side. Underwater speakers were placed on each side of the barrier opening and an outboard motor noise (broadband sound; 0.06 – 10 kHz) was broadcast to repel carp that approached within 1 m of the channel. Broadband sound was effective at reducing the number of successful crossings in schools of silver carp, bighead carp and a combined school. Repulsion rates were 82.5% (silver carp), 93.7% (bighead carp) and 90.5% (combined). This study demonstrates [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Kelsie A Murchy
Originator :
Kelsie A Murchy, Marybeth K Brey
Metadata Contact :
Kelsie A Murchy
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

Control_Coordinate_Position.xlsx 20.62 KB
Crossings_Per_Min_and_Residence_time.xlsx 17.59 KB
Data_for_Evaluation_of_broadband_sound_silver_carp_and_bighead_carp.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

View
30.56 KB
Reaction_Time.xlsx 13.77 KB
Repels_vs_attempts.xlsx 11.13 KB
Sound_Coordinate_Position_modified.xlsx 19.46 KB
Sound_Map.xlsx 11.35 KB

Purpose

The data was collected to evaluate the efficacy of broadband sound as an acoustical deterrent to invasive bigheaded carps.

Communities

  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)

Tags

Provenance

Data source
Input directly

Additional Information

Alternate Titles

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...