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Monitoring of shallow sea environment by using snapping shrimps.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12523788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We examine the validity of pulse count of snapping shrimps for sea environmental monitoring. Snapping shrimps, which make a peculiar pulse sound, are found everywhere in the world. Pulse count can be achieved merely by recording their sounds for a few minutes by using a hydrophone without special biological knowledge. From field surveys and laboratory experiments, we found that the pulse count depends on water temperature when sea environment is normal, and it falls due to the occurrence of oxygen-deficient water. The results show that this method can be a useful index of the effect of water pollution on benthic animals in fixed-point observation.
M Watanabe; M Sekine; E Hamada; M Ukita; T Imai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0273-1223     ISO Abbreviation:  Water Sci. Technol.     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-13     Completed Date:  2003-04-11     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9879497     Medline TA:  Water Sci Technol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Civil Engineering, Yamaguchi University, 2-16-1 Tokiwadai, Ube, Yamaguchi 855-8611, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Communication*
Behavior, Animal
Decapoda (Crustacea)*
Environmental Monitoring / methods*
Water Pollutants / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Water Pollutants; 7782-44-7/Oxygen

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