Application of combined optical and acoustic technologies for fisheries and marine mammal research in Prince William sound and Kodiak, Alaska

R. E. Thorne, G. L. Thomas, M. B. Foster

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Abstract

For the past decade, the Prince William Sound Science Center has studied the role of herring in Alaskan ecosystems, including its vulnerability to damage from oil spills. The research techniques have centered on application of scientific acoustic technologies, but more recently have incorporated infrared scanners and underwater cameras. The combined techniques have provided a powerful suite of tools that have demonstrated the critical role of herring as forage for many marine birds and mammals, including the endangered western population of Steller sea lions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalOceans Conference Record (IEEE)
Volume1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventCelebrating the Past... Teaming Toward the Fututre - San Diego, CA., United States
Duration: Sep 22 2003Sep 26 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography

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