deep scattering layer


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deep scattering layer

[¦dēp ′skad·ə·riŋ ‚lā·ər]
(oceanography)
The stratified populations of organisms which scatter sound in most oceanic waters.
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This precarious balance tips back and forth across the food web of the deep scattering layer. "In order to really understand what the dolphins are doing," says Benoit-Bird, "we had to understand what their prey are doing.
"We know that the deep scattering layer in the Gulf of Mexico-like the DSL everywhere-supports huge numbers and biomass of life," says Benoit-Bird, who has spent time studying the Gulf's sperm whales.
The deep scattering layers are found in depth between surface and 750 m with the varying thicknesses and in multiple layers throughout the survey of the eastern Arabian Sea.
Quantitative distribution of Pelagic shrimps in the deep scattering layers of the Indian EEZ.