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Acoustic deterrence of bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) to a broadband sound stimulus: Data


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Murchy, K, Vetter, B., and Mensinger, A., 2017, Acoustic deterrence of bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) to a broadband sound stimulus: Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Recent studies have shown the potential of acoustic deterrents against invasive silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix). This study examined the phonotaxic response of the bighead carp (H. nobilis) to pure tones (500– 2000 Hz) and playbacks of broadband sound from an underwater recording of a 100 hp outboard motor (0.06–10 kHz) in an outdoor concrete pond (10 × 5 × 1.2 m) at the U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center in La Crosse, WI. The number of consecutive times the fish reacted to sound from alter- nating locations at each end of the pond was assessed. Bighead carp were relatively indifferent to the pure tones with median consecutive responses ranging from 0 to 2 reactions away from the sound source. [...]


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Kelsie A Murchy
Originator :
Kelsie A Murchy, Brooke Vetter, Alan Mensinger
Metadata Contact :
Kelsie A Murchy
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

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65.22 KB
Bighead carp swimming speed.csv 3.98 KB
Consecutive Responses.csv 859 Bytes
Map of Bighead carp swimming behavior.csv 3.63 KB
Mapping Representative bighead carp behavioral response to acoustic stimulation.csv 2.82 KB
Number of consecutive responses over time.csv 1.1 KB
Position in pond of recording hydrophone.csv 2.39 KB
Power Spectrum from Measurement locations.csv 17.13 KB


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


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  • Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC)



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DOI doi:10.5066/F7MP51R8

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