Data from: Northern bottlenose whales in a pristine environment respond strongly to close and distant navy sonar signals

Paul Wensveen, Saana Isojunno, Rune Hansen, Alexander Von Benda-Beckmann, Lars Kleivane, Sander Van IJsselmuide, Frans-Peter Lam, Petter Kvadsheim, Stacy DeRuiter, Charlotte Curé, Tomoko Narazaki, Peter Tyack & Patrick Miller
Impact assessments for sonar operations typically use received sound levels to predict behavioural disturbance in marine mammals. However, there are indications that cetaceans may learn to associate exposures from distant sound sources with lower perceived risk. To investigate the roles of source distance and received level in an area without frequent sonar activity, we conducted multi-scale controlled exposure experiments (n = 3) with 12 northern bottlenose whales near Jan Mayen, Norway. Animals were tagged with...

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