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Title: FEATS: Fundamental Estimations of Acoustic Target Strength

Project Year and Number: 1998: 98468-BAA

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: 2001: 01468-CLO, 1999: 99468-BAA

Principal Investigator (PI): Gary Thomas, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, U. Miami

Assisting Personnel: Jay Kirsch, Dick Thorne

Research Location: Prince William Sound

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Pacific Herring

Abstract: To scale acoustic survey data from relative units (dB) to absolute units (kg/m3), knowledge of the individual fish's target strength (TS) by size is required. This project will conduct experiments to measure the TS of Pacific herring and sand lance in Prince William Sound. Most of the work under the project will take place in FY 99. However, providing start-up costs in FY 98 will allow a preliminary support structure to be designed, constructed, and tested in summer 1998 so that field experiments may begin in October FY 98. This schedule will allow a preliminary TS equation for herring to be available to Prince William Sound researchers (especially APEX researchers) by mid-December 1998. [NOTE: This project was approved by the Trustee Council July 1, 1998].

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Proposal: PDF Not Available

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 1998

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 1998

Annual Report: 1998: Not Available

Final Report: See Project 446

Publications from this Project: None Available

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Project Number Proposal Annual Reports Final Report Data
2001: 01468-CLO Not Available 2001: Not Available
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1999: 99468-BAA Not Available 1999: Not Available
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