What does noise affect?
- Noise Effects & Mitigation
- How does Noise affect People?
- How does Noise affect Domestic Animals and Wildlife?
- Other Noise Related Effects
The effects of overflight noise on fish, reptiles, and amphibians have been poorly studied. However, conclusions about their expected responses are based on the known physiologies and behavioral traits of these creatures (Gladwin, et al. 1988).
Fish do startle in response to low-flying aircraft noise. However, they have been found to adapt to the sound of overflights. Reptiles and amphibians that respond to low frequencies and to ground vibration may be affected by noise. This includes amphibians such as spadefoots.
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