Hersey, John B. Formerly, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Department of the Navy.
- Shallow water
- Deep scattering layers
- Deep scattering organisms
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A layer of organisms in the sea which causes sound to scatter and returns echoes. Recordings by sonic devices of echoes from sound scatterers indicate that the scattering organisms are arranged in approximately horizontal layers in the water, usually well above the bottom. The layers are found in both shallow and deep water.
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