Sub-lethal behavioural and physiological responses to an underwater explosion in two crustacean species Research Dataset uri icon


  • The impacts of a small, free-field, surface explosion from a ship scuttling, on two crustacean species was examined. The southern rock lobster (Jasus edwardsii) and the spotted shore crab (Paragrapsus gaimardii) were used to compare the effects on crustaceans in a controlled experiment on animals distributed up to 500 m from the blasts. Methods for assessing damage included; mortality, behavioural experiments, and physiological assessments

date coverage

  • From 2007-01-01 to 2007-02-17
  • From 2007-01-01 to 2007-02-17


  • 28 820001
  • 28 930001
  • Common shore crab
  • Jasus edwardsii
  • Mortality
  • Oceans | Marine Biology | Marine Invertebrates
  • Paragrapsus gaimardii
  • Southern rock lobster
  • Underwater explosion
  • biota