Accession Number : AD0711288

Title :   THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MARINE BIOLUMINESCENCE IN SOUND SCATTERING LAYER MIGRATION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Leath,Dudley Wade

Report Date : 15 MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The hypothesis of this paper contends that migrating bioluminescent macroplankton (micronekton) and mesopelagic fish follow isoconstrast lines in an attempt to camouflage their own luminescence while still being able to respond to the luminescence of their prey. The hypothesis thus requires that luminescence acts as a lure to predator organisms. Research in this area may lead to the development of a method for the passive detection of sonic scattering layers through measurements of bioluminescent activity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANKTON, LUMINESCENCE), (*UNDERWATER SOUND, SCATTERING), SOUND TRANSMISSION, COLLECTING METHODS, NAVAL RESEARCH, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, INTENSITY, THESES

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE