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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

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Vessel noise on coastal coral reefs

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Net TS and stiffness (bycatch)

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Polar bear hearing

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Portable AEP system

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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 amooney'at'



Zakroff, C, Mooney, TA, Wirth, C. Ocean Acidification Responses in Paralarval Squid Swimming Behavior Using a Novel 3D Tracking System. In Press. Hydrobiologia. doi. 10.1007/s10750-017-3342-9.

Van Cise, A, Roch, MA, Baird, RW, Mooney, TA and Barlow, J. 2017. Acoustic differentiation of Shiho- and Naisa-type short-finned pilot whales in the Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 141: 737–748. doi: 10.1121/1.4974858.

Silva, T, Mooney, TA, Sayigh, L and Baird, RW. 2017. Successful suction-cup tagging of small odontocetes: species comparisons, group whistle characteristics and individual whistle production.  Marine Mammal Science. 33(2), 653-668 doi:10.1111/mms.12376



Mooney, TA, Kaplan, MB, Lammers, MO (2016). Singing whales generate high levels of particle motion: implications for acoustic communication and hearing? Biology Letters, 12: 20160381. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.038

Fossette, S,  Kakani, K, Goldbogen, J, Bograd, S.  Wyatt, P, Howard, MJ, Knowles, T, Haddock, S, Bedell, L, Hazen, E, Robison, B, Mooney, TA, Shorter, KA, Bastian, T, Gleiss, T. 2016. How to tag a jellyfish? A methodological review and guidelines to successful jellyfish tagging. J. of Plankton Research. 38(6): 1347–1363. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw073

Lillis, A, Mooney, TA. Loudly heard, little seen, and rarely understood: Spatiotemporal variation and environmental drivers of snapping shrimp sound production.  Proceedings of Meetings in Acoustics. 27. 4th International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Dublin, Ireland 10-16 July, 2016. 4ENAL. 27(1): 010017. doi: 10.1121/2.0000270.

Kaplan, MB, Mooney, TA, Lammers, MO, Zang, E. Temporal and spatial variability in vessel noise on tropical coral reefs. Proceedings of Meetings in Acoustics. 27. 4th International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Dublin, Ireland 10-16 July, 2016. 27, 005002. doi: 10.1121/2.0000250.

Silva, T, Mooney, TA, Sayigh, L and Baird, RW. Successful suction-cup tagging of small odontocetes: species comparisons, group whistle characteristics and individual whistle production.  In Press to Marine Mammal Science.

Kaplan, MB and Mooney, TA. 2016. Coral reef soundscapes may not be detectable far from the reef. Scientific Reports. 6:31862. doi:10.1038/srep31862

Silva, T.L., Mooney, T.A., Sayigh, L.S., Baird, R.W., J.N. Oswald. (2016) Whistle characteristics and daytime dive behavior of pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata).  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140, 421, DOI: 10.1121/1.4955081

Lucke, K, Popper, AN, Hawkins, AD, Akamatsu, André, M, Branstetter, BK, Lammers, M, Radford, C. Stansbury, AL, Mooney, TA. 2016. Auditory sensitivity in aquatic animals. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 139: 3097-3101. doi: 10.1121/1.4952711

Mooney, TA, Samson, JE, Schlunk, AD, Zacarias, S. 2016. Loudness-dependent behavioral responses and habituation to sound by the longfin squid (Doryteuthis pealeii). Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 202(7): 489-501. doi:10.1007/s00359-016-1092-1

Long, MH, Mooney, TA, Zakroff, C. 2016. Extreme low oxygen and decreased pH conditions naturally occur within developing squid egg capsules. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 550: 111-119. doi: 10.3354/meps11737 

Mooney, TA, Kaplan, MK, Izzi, A, Conti, L, Sayigh, L. 2016. Temporal patterns of cusk eel sounds on Horseshoe Shoals, Ma. Aquatic Biology. 24:201-210. doi:10.3354/ab0065

Mooney, TA, Castellote, M, Hobbs, R, Quackenbush, L, Goetz, C, Gaglione, E. 2016. Measuring hearing in wild beluga whales.  In: Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II.  Popper, A, Hawkins A (eds).  Volume 875 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology.Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York. pp 729-735

Samson, J, Mooney, TA, Hanlon, R, and Guskerloo, S. 2016. A Brief Review of Cephalopod Behavioral Responses to Sound.  In: Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life.  Popper, A, Hawkins A (eds). Volume 875 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York. pp: 969-975. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2981-8_120



Mooney, TA, Katija, K, Shorter, KA, Hurst, T, Fontes, J, and Afonso, P. ITAG: An eco-sensor for fine-scale behavioral measurements of soft-bodied marine invertebrates. 2015. Animal Biotelemetry. 3 (31): 1-14. doi:10.1186/s40317-015-0076-1ITAG

Kaplan, MB and Mooney, TA. 2015. Ambient noise and temporal patterns of boat activity in the US Virgin Islands National Park. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 98 (1-2): 221-228. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.06.047

Kaplan, MB, Mooney, TA, Partan, J, and Solow, A. 2015. Coral reef species assemblages are associated with ambient soundscapes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 533: 93-107. doi: 10.3354/meps11382

Lillis A, Bohnenstiehl DR, Eggleston DB. (2015) Soundscape manipulation enhances larval recruitment of a reef-building mollusk. PeerJ 3:e999

Mooney, TA, Yan, J, Yu, U, Ketten, DR, and Jen, IF. Hearing abilities and sound reception of broadband sounds in an adult Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus). 2015. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 201: 751–761. doi: 10.1007/s00359-015-1011-x

Braun, C, Kaplan, MK, Horodysky, AZ, and Llopiz, J. Satellite telemetry reveals physical processes driving billfish behavior. Animal Biotelemetry (2015) 3:2. DOI 10.1186/s40317-014-0020-9

Samson, J, Mooney, TA, Hanlon, R, and Guskerloo, S. 2014. Behavioral responses and potential habituation to sound stimuli in cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis.  Journal of Experimental Biology. 217 (24) 4347-4355



Kaplan, MB, Mooney, TA, Sayigh, L, Baird, R. 2014. Repeated call types in Hawaiian melon-headed whales (Peponocephala electra).  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 36(3): 1394–1401.

Pfister, CA, Esbaugh, A, Frieder, C, Baumann, H, Bockmon, E, White, M, Carter, B, Benway, H, Blanchette, C, Carrington, E, McClintock, J, McCorkle, D, McGillis, J, Mooney, TA and Ziveri, P. Detecting the Unexpected:  A Research Framework for Ocean Acidification.Environmental Science and Technology, Special Issue on “Ocean Acidification: its Causes, Consequences, and Cures” DOI: 10.1021/es501936p

Scharr, AL, Mooney, TA, Schweizer, FE, and Ketten DK. 2014. Aminoglycoside induced damage in the statocyst of squid, Loligo pealeii. Biological Bulletin. 227(1) 51-60. 

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


2009 and older---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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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