Light comfort zones of mesopelagic acoustic scattering layers in two contrasting optical environments

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/604715
Title:
Light comfort zones of mesopelagic acoustic scattering layers in two contrasting optical environments
Authors:
Røstad, Anders ( 0000-0002-2512-9033 ) ; Kaartvedt, Stein ( 0000-0002-8793-2948 ) ; Aksnes, Dag L.
Abstract:
We make a comparison of the mesopelagic sound scattering layers (SLs) in two contrasting optical environments; the clear Red Sea and in murkier coastal waters of Norway (Masfjorden). The depth distributions of the SL in Masfjorden are shallower and narrower than those of the Red Sea. This difference in depth distribution is consistent with the hypothesis that the organisms of the SL distribute according to similar light comfort zones (LCZ) in the two environments. Our study suggest that surface and underwater light measurements ranging more than10 orders of magnitude is required to assess the controlling effects of light on SL structure and dynamics.
KAUST Department:
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Light comfort zones of mesopelagic acoustic scattering layers in two contrasting optical environments 2016 Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Issue Date:
31-Mar-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.020
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09670637
Sponsors:
We would like to thank the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) for providing facilities for the acoustic observations at Solheim in Masfjorden. Furthermore, we thank three anonymous reviewers for valuable suggestions that improved our study. This study was funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo, and University of Bergen.
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http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0967063715300224
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dc.contributor.authorRøstad, Andersen
dc.contributor.authorKaartvedt, Steinen
dc.contributor.authorAksnes, Dag L.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-07T09:10:11Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-07T09:10:11Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-31en
dc.identifier.citationLight comfort zones of mesopelagic acoustic scattering layers in two contrasting optical environments 2016 Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papersen
dc.identifier.issn09670637en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.020en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/604715en
dc.description.abstractWe make a comparison of the mesopelagic sound scattering layers (SLs) in two contrasting optical environments; the clear Red Sea and in murkier coastal waters of Norway (Masfjorden). The depth distributions of the SL in Masfjorden are shallower and narrower than those of the Red Sea. This difference in depth distribution is consistent with the hypothesis that the organisms of the SL distribute according to similar light comfort zones (LCZ) in the two environments. Our study suggest that surface and underwater light measurements ranging more than10 orders of magnitude is required to assess the controlling effects of light on SL structure and dynamics.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe would like to thank the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) for providing facilities for the acoustic observations at Solheim in Masfjorden. Furthermore, we thank three anonymous reviewers for valuable suggestions that improved our study. This study was funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, University of Oslo, and University of Bergen.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0967063715300224en
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 31 March 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.020en
dc.subjectMesopelagicen
dc.subjectScattering layersen
dc.subjectVertical migrationen
dc.subjectLighten
dc.titleLight comfort zones of mesopelagic acoustic scattering layers in two contrasting optical environmentsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalDeep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papersen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biosciences, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norwayen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biology, University of Bergen and Hjort Centre for Marine Ecosystem Dynamics, Bergen N-5020, Norwayen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorRøstad, Andersen
kaust.authorKaartvedt, Steinen
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