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Oyster Larvae Settle in Response to Habitat-Associated Underwater Sounds

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Larval settlement experiment (Field) setup.

a) Map of field experiment site in West Bay. Circles denote locations of “off-reef” replicates, and squares are “reef” replicates. The extent of the West Bay oyster reserve is indicated by the box bordering the reef replicates. Inset shows experiment location in West Bay, b) Schematic of the larval housing placed at each replicate in off-reef sites and c) in the reef site. Larval cultures were suspended at 1 m above the seabed at each location, with the two habitats providing the ambient sound treatments.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079337.g003