Initial collateral measurements of some properties of Calanus finmarchicus
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In general, acoustic quantification of zooplankton such as Calanus finmarchicus requires the use of models, among other reasons, to aid in the interpretations of data collected on animals whose scattering properties change with development stage, season, and other environmentally linked factors. In conjunction with a project to determine acoustic scattering signatures of zooplankton and fish, a study is being performed to measure physical, morphometric, and biochemical properties of selected euphausiid species and Calanus finmarchicus. An important feature of this study is the performance of a suite of measurements on animals collected at the same time and place. The measurement methods being used to study Calanus are presented here together with results from the initial field experiment. The criticism of interested parties is solicited.