Noise Field Characterization in the Habitat of the East Taiwan Strait Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin during the Pile Driving Activity of Demonstration Offshore Wind Farm
National Taiwan University
Characterize the sound field during demonstration pile driving and associated activities in the east Taiwan Strait Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin habitat, and identify dominant anthropogenic sound sources in the dolphin habitat during the construction of wind turbines. Implications of the sound field from wind turbine construction and associated activities in relation to humpback dolphins’ hearing and communication will be examined, including loss of communication space and masking. Link to final report.