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IMOS BA SOOP - Bio Acoustic Data from Sealord FV Will Watch in the Indian Ocean from the 28th of February 2012 to the 3rd of March 2012.

This Bio Acoustic data was collected in February/March 2012 under the IMOS Ship of Opportunity (SOOP) Bio Acoustic (BA) program on Sealord FV Will Watch (IMOS platform code: E5WW).

Departed: Western Indian Ocean, February 28, 2012 Arrived: Western Indian Ocean, March 03, 2012

Bio acoustic signals allow understanding how mid-water prey species (known collectively as micronekton) such as small fish, squid, krill and jellyfish are distributed.

Mid-water prey form the core of the ocean food web, transferring energy from primary producers at the ocean surface to top predators such as tunas, billfish, sharks, seals and seabirds.The mass and distribution of micronekton reflects broad-scale patterns in the structure and function of the ocean, as well as the dynamics of marine ecosystems.

Acoustic mapping is done from fishing and scientific vessels that are equipped with scientifically-calibrated 38 kHz digital echo-sounders that record a slice of acoustic backscatter to a depth of 1500 meters.

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Title IMOS BA SOOP - Bio Acoustic Data from Sealord FV Will Watch in the Indian Ocean from the 28th of February 2012 to the 3rd of March 2012.
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status inactive
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/4a1615f8-600f-4a0a-a9fe-01b3c04bf993
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-08-07
Contact Point
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart
info@aodn.org.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[44.4616, -33.763], [57.3456, -33.763], [57.3456, -20.2287], [44.4616, -20.2287], [44.4616, -33.763]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere - Hobart
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