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    • Acoustic sampling volume 

      Foote, Kenneth G. (Acoustical Society of America, 1991-08)
      Knowledge of the acoustic sampling volume is necessary in many quantitative applications of acoustics. In general, the sampling volume is not merely a characteristic of the transmitting and receiving transducers, but also ...
    • Advances in the visualization and analysis of boundary layer flow in swimming fish 

      Anderson, Erik J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2005-02)
      In biology, the importance of fluid drag, diffusion, and heat transfer both internally and externally, suggest the boundary layer as an important subject of investigation, however, the complexities of biological systems ...
    • The behavioral physiology of labroid fishes 

      Curran, Mary C. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1992-09)
      The family Labridae, or wrasses, is one of the most speciose fish families and is exceptional in its wide range of morphological and behavioral diversities. The cunner Tautogolabrus adspersus is one of two temperate-dwelling ...
    • Bioacoustics and reproductive ecology of the damselfish Dascyllus albisella 

      Mann, David A. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1995-09)
      While many fishes are known to produce sounds during courtship and aggression, the information contained in the sounds and their role in reproduction is not well understood. This thesis is an intensive investigation of ...
    • Coral reef species assemblages are associated with ambient soundscapes 

      Kaplan, Maxwell B.; Mooney, T. Aran; Partan, James W.; Solow, Andrew R. (2015-06)
      Coral reefs provide a wide array of ecosystem services and harbor some of the highest levels of biodiversity on the planet, but many reefs are in decline worldwide. Tracking changes is necessary for effective resource ...
    • Determining the extinction cross section of aggregating fish 

      Foote, Kenneth G.; Ona, Egil; Toresen, Reidar (Acoustical Society of America, 1992-04)
      When fish are aggregated over a flat bottom, and fish and bottom echoes can be distinguished, it is possible to determine the fish extinction cross section by a simple application of the echo integration method. The theory ...
    • Emulating the fast-start swimming performance of the chain pickerel (Esox niger) using a mechanical fish design 

      Watts, Matthew Nicholas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2006-09)
      Mean maximum start-up accelerations and velocities achieved by the fast-start specialist, northern pike, are reported at 120 ms-2 and 4 ms-1, respectively (Harper and Blake, 1990). In this thesis, a simple mechanical system ...
    • Feeding habits of the yellowtail flounder and production of its invertebrate prey on Georges Bank 

      Collie, Jeremy S. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1985-09)
      As part of the Georges Bank Benthic Infauna Monitoring Program, size-frequency analysis was used to study the life history and production of three benthic amphipod species: Ampelisca agassizi, Unciola inermis and Ericthonius ...
    • Four-bar linkage modelling in teleost pharyngeal jaws : computer simulations of bite kinetics 

      Grubich, Justin R.; Westneat, Mark W. (2006-01-25)
      The pharyngeal arches of the red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) possess large toothplates and a complex musculoskeletal design for biting and crushing hard prey. The morphology of pharyngeal apparatus is described from dissections ...
    • Functional connectivity of coral reef fishes in a tropical seascape assessed by compound-specific stable isotope analyses 

      McMahon, Kelton W. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-02)
      The ecological integrity of tropical habitats, including mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs, is coming under increasing pressure from human activities. Many coral reef fish species are thought to use mangroves and ...
    • A key to the stromateoid fishes 

      Haedrich, Richard L.; Horn, Michael H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1972-03)
      Our primary purpose in preparing "A Key to the Stromateoid Fishes" is to provide field workers and curators with a convenient and concise aid for the identification of the diverse species in this somewhat difficult ...
    • The Matamek Research Program : annual report for 1980 

      Naiman, Robert J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1981-06)
      This report briefly describes activities associated with the Matamek Research Program in 1980. Research was conducted on biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of streams and rivers, principally in the Maisie ...
    • The Matamek Research Program : annual report for 1981 

      Naiman, Robert J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-06)
      This report summarizes activities associated with the Matamek Research Station in 1981. Research was conducted on the biological, chemical, and physical environment of streams and rivers, principally in the Maisie ...
    • The Matamek research program : annual report for 1983 

      Naiman, Robert J. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1984-07)
      This report summarizes activities associated with the Institution's Matamek Research Station during 1983. Research was conducted on the biological, chemical and physical environment of streams and rivers, principally in ...
    • Midwater fish data report : cold core rings time series cruises, Knorr 62, 65, and 71 and Endeavor 11 

      Backus, Richard H.; Craddock, James E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-03)
      This data report is for midwater fishes taken on the time-series cruises in and around cold-core Gulf Stream rings in 1976 and 1977 - KNORR cruises 62, 65, and 71 and ENDEAVOR cruise 11. The MOCNESS-10 system was used ...
    • Midwater fish data report for warm-core Gulf Stream rings cruises 1981-1982 

      Craddock, James E.; Backus, Richard H.; Daher, Mary Ann (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1987-10)
      This data report is for midwater fishes collected during the multidisciplinary Warm-Core Rings Program in 1981 and 1982. Stations were made in and near three warm-core rings on five cruises within a period of 14 months. ...
    • Migratory patterns of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) revealed by natural geochemical tags in otoliths 

      Walther, Benjamin D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2007-02)
      Geochemical signatures in the otoliths of diadromous fishes may allow for retrospective analyses of natal origins. In an assessment of river-specific signatures in American shad (Alosa sapidissima), an anadromous clupeid ...
    • Modeling the processes affecting larval haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) survival on Georges Bank 

      Petrik, Colleen M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2011-02)
      The ultimate goal of early life studies of fish over the past century has been to better understand recruitment variability. Recruitment is the single most important natural event controlling year-class strength and ...
    • Mortality of fish subjected to explosive shock as applied to oil well severance on Georges Bank 

      Baxter, Lincoln; Hays, Earl E.; Hampson, George R.; Backus, Richard H. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1982-12)
      A very extensive bibliography of papers on underwater explosions and their effects on marine life has been collected and summarized. When exposed to blast effects, vertebrates with swim bladders or lungs that contain ...
    • On the midwater fish faunas of Gulf Stream rings with respect to habitat differences between slope water and northern Sargasso Sea 

      Jahn, Andrew E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1976-04)
      Forty-three 1000-in oblique Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl collections were made on six cruises. In most cases, these were accompanied by 1500-m hydrocasts and plankton tows to 800 m. The fish collections comprise 19,400 ...