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Instrument Class: ZPLSC

Instrument Name
Bio-acoustic Sonar (Coastal)
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The Bio-acoustic Sonar (Coastal) measures acoustic signals of plankton and zooplankton on coastal arrays. The sonar emits sound waves into the water column which bounce off organisms back towards the sensor in a phenomenon known as backscatter. The more organisms, the higher the backscatter.

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Class Series Name Make Model
ZPLSC-B ZPLSC B Bio-acoustic Sonar (Coastal) Kongsberg Modified EK-60
ZPLSC-C ZPLSC C Bio-acoustic Sonar (Coastal) ASL Environmental Sciences AZFP