Nekton and plankton acoustics: An overview

G. L. Thomas, Jay Kirsch

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The field of nekton and plankton acoustics is expanding with the development of new hardware and software and their applications. A symposium on nekton and plankton acoustics was held at the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA, 1997. New and standardized measurement techniques to identify and classify nekton and plankton aggregations, and to estimate density, swimming speed and other target characteristics were presented. As the conservation community and the general public becomes more aware of the need to improve nekton and plankton measurement capability in fisheries science, there will be a growing demand for interdisciplinary research, development and education between the fields of physics and biology. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalFisheries Research
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Acoustics
  • Nekton
  • Plankton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science


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