Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton

In this data package you can examine how marine acoustics are used to study the vertical migration of zooplankton in Saanich Inlet using real data and how this data is interpreted.

Marine acoustics is the study of sound propagation and its behaviour in the ocean. It is commonly used by scientists to study many biological and physical components of the sea. Scientists study marine acoustics because sound travels more efficiently in the ocean than light; for example, in coastal waters sunlight might only travel 5-20 metres, depending on turbidity, whereas sound can travel up to 1000 km in the ocean.

zooplankton acoustic profiler

Grade Level

  • Undergraduate

Resource Category


Kara Aschenbrenner

Updated Date

Aug 9, 2016

Created Date

Aug 15, 2013