Acoustic observations of gas bubble release by Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi)

R. E. Thorne, Gary Thomas

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Abstract

Pacific herring release gas bubbles during diel vertical migration and while holding in strong currents. The gas may result from fermentation in the gut, or herring may gulp gas at the surface prior to descent to daytime depths. One consequence of differing amounts of gas would be changes in the acoustic target strength of herring, a critical parameter in acoustic assessment techniques. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Pages1920-1928
Number of pages9
Volume47
Edition10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Thorne, R. E., & Thomas, G. (1990). Acoustic observations of gas bubble release by Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi). In Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (10 ed., Vol. 47, pp. 1920-1928)