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Automated acoustic tracking of aquatic animals: scales, design and deployment of listening station arrays

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Heupel, MR and Semmens, JM and Hobday, AJ, Automated acoustic tracking of aquatic animals: scales, design and deployment of listening station arrays, Marine and Freshwater Research, 57, (1) pp. 1-13. ISSN 1323-1650 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/MF05091

Abstract

The recent introduction of low-cost, moored data-logging acoustic receivers has provided opportunities for tracking marine organisms over small (hundreds of metres) and large scales (hundreds of kilometres). Acoustic receivers have been deployed in many different environments to examine specific hypotheses regarding the movement of aquatic species. This technology provides many advantages for studying aquatic animal movement patterns, but also has limitations and provides unique difficulties for users. Study design, applications, advantages and limitations are discussed with examples from past and current studies. Data management and analysis techniques are in their infancy and few standardised techniques exist. Complications with data management and potential data analysis techniques are discussed. Examples from the literature are utilised wherever possible to provide useful references. © CSIRO 2006.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Natural Hazards
Objective Field:Natural Hazards in Marine Environments
Author:Semmens, JM (Associate Professor Jayson Semmens)
Author:Hobday, AJ (Dr Alistair Hobday)
ID Code:39486
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:252
Deposited By:TAFI - Zoology
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-11-28
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