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Bioluminescence of sound-scattering layers in the Gulf of Maine

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Date Issued:
1992
Title: Bioluminescence of sound-scattering layers in the Gulf of Maine.
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Name(s): Widder, Edith A.
Greene, C. H.
Youngbluth, Marsh J.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Date Issued: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place of Publication: Oxford
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 19 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00007067 (IID), 10.1093/plankt/14.11.1607 (doi)
Note(s): Submersible-based investigations of bioluminescence were conducted in sound-scattering layers (SSLs) in the Gulf of Maine using intensified video and dual-beam acoustic methods. Stimulated bioluminescence in the SSLs was high (3-41 µ W sr⁻¹ m⁻³), while spontaneous bioluminescence was not detected. The average intensity of individual bioluminescent sources in the SSLs was 20-200 times greater than the intensity of light emitters outside the SSLs. The tow brightest sources of bioluminescence were identified as the euphausiid, Meganyctiphanes norvegica and the cydippid ctenophore, Euplokamis sp.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution 937
This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Plankton Research, http://plankt.oxfordjournals.org/, and may be cited as: Widder, E. A., Greene, C. H., & Youngbluth, M. J. (1992). Bioluminescence of sound-scattering layers in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Plankton Research, 14(11), 1607-1624. doi:10.1093/plankt/14.11.1607
Subject(s): Maine, Gulf of
Bioluminescence
Plankton--Vertical distribution
Sound scattering layers
Cydippida
Euphausiidae
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/14.11.1607
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00007067
Host Institution: FAU