The acoustic world of sharks

Lucille Chapuis

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    The acoustic world of sharks and the use of their hearing sense are very poorly known. The aims of this thesis were to examine the methodology of determining hearing thresholds through auditory evoked potentials, investigate the effect of sounds on the behaviour of sharks and assess whether sharks would mistake the acoustic signatures of humans for prey in the water. The findings notably showed that the behaviour of sharks can be altered by sound in the wild, which suggests a significant role for the auditory modality in their life history.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Yopak, Kara, Supervisor
    • Collin, Shaun, Supervisor
    • Hart, Nathan, Supervisor
    • McCauley, Robert, Supervisor, External person
    Award date31 Mar 2017
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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