Seismic surveys do not significantly harm Calanus finmarchicus

Calanus finmarchicus. Photo by David Fields

7 August 2019 – An article on this theme by the Team was published today in the ICES Journal of Marine Science as an Editor’s Choice article.

Fields, D.M., N.O. Handegard, J. Dalen, C. Eichner, K. Malde, Ø. Karlsen, A.B. Skiftesvik, C.M.F. Durif & H.I. Browman. 2019. Airgun blasts used in marine seismic surveys have limited effects on mortality, and no sub-lethal effects on behaviour or gene expression, in the copepod Calanus finmarchicus. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsz126

The article can be downloaded HERE.
The Editor’s Choice summary can be viewed HERE.
News stories about the article are HERE (in English), HERE (in Norwegian), HERE (in Norwegian), and HERE (in Norwegian).