Behavioural and biochemical stress responses of Palinurus elephas after exposure to boat noise pollution in tank

Mirella Vazzana, Vincenzo Maccarrone, Vincenzo Di Stefano, Francesco Filiciotto, Maria Ceraulo, Monica Celi, Gaspare Buffa, Salvatore Mazzola, Giuseppa Buscaino

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of boat noise on the behavioural and biochemical parameters of the Mediterranean spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas).The experiment was conducted in a tank equipped with a video and audio recording system. 18 experimental trials, assigned to boat noise and control conditions, were performed using lobsters in single and group of 4 specimens. After a 1. h habituation period, we audio- and video-recorded the lobsters for 1. h. During the experimental phase, the animals assigned to the boat groups were exposed to boat noise pollution (a random sequence of boat noises). Exposure to the noise produced significant variations in locomotor behaviours and haemolymphatic parameters. Our results indicate that the lobsters exposed to boat noises increased significantly their locomotor activities and haemolymphatic bioindicator of stressful conditions such as glucose, total proteins, Hsp70 expression and THC when tested both singly and in groups. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)104-114
Numero di pagine11
RivistaMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume84
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Pollution

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