The acoustic properties of Salpa thompsoni

Peter H. Wiebe, Dezhang Chu, Stein Kaartvedt, Anna Hundt, Webjørn Melle, Egil Ona, Paola G. Batta-Lona

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Aggregations of the salp Salpa thompsoni were encountered during the Antarctic krill and ecosystem-studies cruise on the RV "G.O. Sars" from 19 February to 27 March 2008. The salp's in situ target strength (TS), size, number of individuals in aggregate chains, and chain angle of orientation were determined. Shipboard measurements were made of Salpa thompsoni's material properties. Individual aggregates were mostly 45.5-60.6 mm in mean length; relatively rare solitaries were ∼100 mm. Chains ranged from 3 to at least 121 individuals, and in surface waters (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)583-593
Number of pages11
JournalICES Journal of Marine Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science


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