Woods Hole Researchers Combine Fisheries and Acoustics for Sea Project

WOODS HOLE – A research project led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is underway off the coast of Alaska.

The Beaufort Shelf Break Ecology Cruise will combine oceanography, biology and fisheries science to learn more about the shelf’s nutrient rich waters.

Researchers will measure ocean temperatures and currents, collect plankton and fish and use sonar systems to look at fish distribution and what they are eating.

Acoustic researcher Jennifer Johnson with NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole will use mid-water trawling and acoustics to track fish and their prey.

The cruise is scheduled to run through August 26.

For more information on the trip and its research click here.

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