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dc.contributor.authorLillis, Ashlee  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBohnenstiehl, DelWayne R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorEggleston, David B.  Concept link
dc.identifier.citationPeerJ 3 (2015): e999en_US
dc.description© The Author(s), 2015. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. The definitive version was published in PeerJ 3 (2015): e999, doi:10.7717/peerj.999.en_US
dc.description.abstractMarine seafloor ecosystems, and efforts to restore them, depend critically on the influx and settlement of larvae following their pelagic dispersal period. Larval dispersal and settlement patterns are driven by a combination of physical oceanography and behavioral responses of larvae to a suite of sensory cues both in the water column and at settlement sites. There is growing evidence that the biological and physical sounds associated with adult habitats (i.e., the “soundscape”) influence larval settlement and habitat selection; however, the significance of acoustic cues is rarely tested. Here we show in a field experiment that the free-swimming larvae of an estuarine invertebrate, the eastern oyster, respond to the addition of replayed habitat-related sounds. Oyster larval recruitment was significantly higher on larval collectors exposed to oyster reef sounds compared to no-sound controls. These results provide the first field evidence that soundscape cues may attract the larval settlers of a reef-building estuarine invertebrate.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by the National Science Foundation (Grants OCE-1234688 & ISO-1210292). Additional support for experimental materials came from a PADI Foundation Grant (#5145) and a National Shellfisheries Association Melbourne R. Carriker Student Research Grant to AL.en_US
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dc.subjectAcoustic cuesen_US
dc.subjectReef ecologyen_US
dc.subjectLarval recruitmenten_US
dc.subjectSoundscape ecologyen_US
dc.subjectCrassostrea virginicaen_US
dc.subjectSettlement cueen_US
dc.titleSoundscape manipulation enhances larval recruitment of a reef-building mollusken_US

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