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Type: Conference paper
Title: Environmental noise impact of a major transport corridor on a barramundi fish farm
Author: Petersen, C.
Jurevicius, D.
Citation: Acoustics 2009: research to consulting: proceedings of the annual conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, held in Adelaide, 23-25 November, 2009 / A.C. Zander and C.Q. Howard (eds.): pp.1-6
Publisher: Australian Acoustical Society
Publisher Place: online
Issue Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780975785577
Conference Name: Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society (2009 : Adelaide, South Australia)
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Dick Petersen and Darren Jurevicius
Abstract: The environmental noise impact of a proposed major transport corridor on a barramundi fish farm was assessed following concerns about the potential impacts on the barramundi. As part of the assessment, a study into fish hearing and the impacts of noise on fish was conducted. The ambient noise environments within the fish tanks and building enclosure were measured before construction of the transport corridor to establish the existing conditions. The existing environment was found to be relatively noisy and audible to the barramundi, with measured underwater noise levels of 130 to 135 dB re 1 µPa between 10 Hz and 4 kHz. Low frequency noise (<400 Hz) due to water pumps, aeration equipment and other mechanical plant dominated the fish tank environments. Impacts of the transport corridor were identified as negligible because the noisy existing environment masks the predicted traffic noise levels. This paper gives an overview of the assessment process and presents some of the outcomes.
Rights: © Australian Acoustical Society, South Australia Division 2009
RMID: 0020120503
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