Comparison of walleye pollock target strength estimates determined from in situ measurements and calculations based on swimbladder form
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The target strength of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) at 38 kHz has been determined in each of two ways: (1) in situ measurement with dual‐beam and split‐beam echo sounders, and (2) theoretical calculation based on the swimbladder form. Respective probability density functions of target strength are compared. The several estimates of mean target strength (T̄S̄) determine the relation T̄S̄=20 log l−66.0, where l is the fish fork length in centimeters.
Author Posting. © Acoustical Society of America, 1988. This article is posted here by permission of Acoustical Society of America for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 83 (1988): 9-17, doi:10.1121/1.396190.