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Journal of Experimental Biology cover article on the hearing of wild white-beaked dolphins

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Journal of Experimental Biology cover article on the hearing of polar bears

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Aquatic Mammals cover of a special issue on the application and techniques of auditory evoked potential hearing measurements

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A review on cetacean hearing

Related Files

» Mooney et al 2014 JEB
porpoise hearing pathways

» Kaplan Mooney et al 2013
Squid ocean acidification

» Mooney et al 2012 AMB
review: cetacean hearing

» Strobel Mooney 2012 JFB
sand lance hear humpbacks

» Mooney et al 2012 ENOAL
reevaluating hearing

» Mooney et al 2011 JCPA
Porpoise temporal processing

» Mooney etal 2010 JEB
Squid hearing

» Mooney etal 2010 MFBP
Long duration squid sedation

» Apprill etal 2010 EMR
Whale skin bacteria and health

» Mooney etal 2009 BioLet
TTS and sonar

» Mooney etal 2009 JASA
Predicting TTS onset (SPL vs duration)

» Mooney etal 2009 CJZ
False killer echolocation near acoustic deterrents (depredation/bycatch reduction)

» Mooney etal 2009 JCPA
Odontocete comparative temporal resolution (white-beaked dolphin focus)

» Mooney etal 2008 JEMBE
Beluga directional hearing

» Nachtigall etal 2008 JEB
White-beaked dolphin hearing

» Lammers etal 2008 JASA
EARs (passive acoustic monitoring)

» Nachtigall etal 2007 AM
AEP review

» Mooney etal 2007 ICES
Net TS and stiffness (bycatch)

» Nachtigall etal 2007 JEB
Polar bear hearing

» Taylor etal 2007 AM
Portable AEP system

» Mooney etal 2006 JCPA
Risso's temporal resolution

» Nachtigall etal 2005 JEB
Risso's dolphin hearing (AEPs)

» Mooney_etal_2004_AM.pdf
Net target strenths (bycatch)


Directly below is a list of recent publications by Aran Mooney.  Below and to the right are the associated pdf files in the "Related Files" section.  For these pdfs you may also contact Aran at

Scharr*, AL, Mooney, TA, Schweizer, FE, and Ketten DK. 2014. Aminoglycoside induced damage in the statocyst of squid, Loligo pealeiiIn Press to Biological Bulletin.

Castellote@#, Mooney, TA@, M, Hobbs, R, Quackenbush, L, Goetz, C, Gaglione, E.  2014.  Baseline hearing abilities and variability in wild beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas).  Journal of Experimental Biology. 217, 1682-1691. @Denotes equal contribution by the authors and sharing first authorship

Mooney, TA, Li, SH, Ketten, DK, Wang, K, and Wang D.  2014.  Hearing pathways in the finless porpoise, Neophocaena asiaorientalis asiaorientalis. Journal of Experimental Biology.  217, 444-452. doi: 10.1242/​jeb.093773.

Kaplan, M*, Mooney, TA, McCorkle, D, Cohen, A. 2013.  Adverse Effects of Ocean Acidification on Early Development of Squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) PLoS ONE 8(5): e63714. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063714

Mooney, TA, Yamato, M**, and Branstetter, BK.  2012. Hearing in cetaceans: From natural history to experimental biology.  63: 197-246. Advances in Marine Biology. (invited review) *Cover Article.

Strobel, SM* and Mooney, TA. 2012. Detection of low frequency tones and whale predator sounds by American sand lance Ammodytes americanus. Journal of Fish Biology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2012.03423.x.

Mooney, TA, Hanlon, RT, Christensen-Dalsgaard, J, Madsen, PT, Ketten, DR, Nachtigall, PE (2012). “The potential for sound sensitivity in cephalopods.” In: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life (eds). Popper, A, Hawkins A. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York.   pg 125-128.

Mooney, TA, Li, SH, Ketten, DK, Wang, K, and Wang D. 2011. Auditory temporal resolution and evoked responses to pulsed sounds for the Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis).  Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 197:1149–1158. doi: 10.1007/s00359-011-0677-y

Mooney, TA, Hanlon, RT, Christensen-Dalsgaard, J, Madsen, PT, Nachtigall, PE Ketten, DR. 2010.  Sound detection by the longfin squid (Loligo pealeii) studied with auditory evoked potentials: sensitivity to low-frequency particle motion and not pressure. Journal of Experimental Biology. 213: 3748-3759.

Apprill, A, Mooney, TA, Lyman, E, Stimpert, A, and Rappé, M. 2010. Bacterial communities associated with the skin of free-ranging and health-compromised humpback whales. Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2010.00213.x

 Mooney, TA, Lee, WJ, and Hanlon, RT. 2010.  Long-duration anesthetization of squid (Doryteuthis pealeii).  Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology. 43(4): 297–303

Mooney, TA, Pacini, AP and Nachtigall, PE. 2009.  False killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) echolocation and acoustic disruption: Implications for long-line bycatch and depredation.  87: 726-733.  Canadian Journal of Zoology.

Mooney, TA, Nachtigall, PE, Vlachos, S.  2009.  Sonar-induced temporary hearing loss in dolphins. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0099. 5: 565-567. Biology Letters.

Mooney, TA, Nachtigall, PE, Breese, M, Vlachos, S, and Au, WWL.  2009.  Predicting temporary threshold shifts in a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): the effects of noise level and duration.  125(3): 1816-1826. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Mooney, TA, Nachtigall, PE, Taylor, KA, Rasmussen, MH, and Miller, LA.  2009.  Auditory temporal resolution of a wild white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris).  195:375-384. Journal of Comparative Physiology A.

Mooney, TA, Nachtigall, PE, Castellote, M, Taylor, KA, Pacini, AP, and Esteban, JA. 2008. The hearing pathways and directional sensitivity of the beluga whale, Delphinapterus leucas.  362(2): 108-116Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 

Nachtigall, PE, Mooney, TA, Taylor, KA, Miller, LA, Rasmussen, MH, Akamatsu, T, Teilmann, J, Linnenschmidt, M, and Vikingsson, G. 2008. Shipboard measurements of the hearing of the white-beaked dolphin, Lagenorhynchus albirostris. 211(4): 642-647 Journal of Experimental Biology. *Cover Article.*

Lammers, MO, Brainard, RE, Au, WWL, Mooney, TA, Wong, K.  2008. An ecological acoustic recorder (EAR) for long-term monitoring of biological and anthropogenic sounds on coral reefs and other marine habitats. 123(3): 1720-1228. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Mooney TA, Au, WWL, Nachtigall PE, and Trippel, EA. 2007. Acoustic and stiffness properties of gillnets as they relate to small cetacean bycatch. 64(7): 1324-1332. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Taylor, KA, Nachtigall, PE, Mooney, TA, Supin, AYa, and Yuen, MML. 2007. A portable system for the evaluation of the auditory capabilities of marine mammals. Aquatic Mammals. 33(1): 6-13.

Nachtigall, PE, Mooney, TA, Taylor, KA, Yuen, MMY.  2007.  Hearing and auditory evoked potential methods as applied to Odontocete cetaceans. Aquatic Mammals. 33(1): 93-99. *Cover Article.*

Nachtigall, PE,Supin A Ya, Amundin, M,  Röken, B,Møller, T,  Mooney, TA, Taylor, KA, and Yuen, MMY. 2007.  Polar bear, (Ursus maritimus), hearing measured with auditory evoked potentials. Journal of Experimental Biology.210(7): 1116-1122.  *Cover Article.*

Mooney TA, Nachtigall PE, Yuen MMY.  2006. Temporal resolution of the Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus, auditory system.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 192: 373-380.

Nachtigall, PE, Yuen, MMY, Mooney TA, Taylor KA 2005. Hearing measurements from a stranded infant Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus.  Journal of Experimental Biology.208: 4181-4188.

Mooney, TA, Nachtigall, PE, and Au, WWL. 2004.  Target strengths of a nylon monofilament and an acoustically enhanced gillnet: Predictions of biosonar detection ranges.  Aquatic Mammals. 30(2): 220-226.

* indicates undergrad at the time of the efforts; **indicates grad student; #indicates post doc

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