THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MARINE BIOLUMINESCENCE IN SOUND SCATTERING LAYER MIGRATION.
NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD
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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
- Biological Oceanography