An investigation of low frequency sound waves as a means of inhibiting barnacle settlement

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Inhibition of barnacle settlement was achieved using low frequency (30 Hz) sound waves on laboratory-reared larvae of Balanus amphitrite Darwin. Less than 1% of very young cyprids (0 days old) settled in the presence of the sound waves. Cyprids caught in plankton tows responded very similarly to young laboratory-reared larvae. Although percent settlement tends to increase with older and therefore less discriminating larvae, low frequency sound reduces the percentage of metamorphosis for cyprids up to 13 days old. © 1984.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Branscomb, ES; Rittschof, D

Published Date

  • July 24, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 154

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0981

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0022-0981(84)90215-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus