A field test was conducted to test whether harbor porpoises habitutate to pingers over time. Echolocation and movements were monitored around a mooring equipped with a pinger (Dukane Netmark 1000) for 3 months. Initial displacement was 208 m from the pinger, but it diminished by 50% within 4 days. Echolocation rate and occurrence were significantly reduced near the pinger.
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