|A solid state sensor for mapping and profiling stimulated bioluminescence in the marine environment|
Aiken, J.; Kelly, J. (1984). A solid state sensor for mapping and profiling stimulated bioluminescence in the marine environment. Cont. Shelf Res. 3(4): 455-464
In: Continental Shelf Research. Pergamon Press: Oxford; New York. ISSN 0278-4343, more
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This paper describes the design and development of a solid state sensor for the measurement, in situ, of stimulable bioluminescence of marine organisms. It can be towed in the Undulating Oceanographic Recorder or used in vertical profiling mode from a stationary research vessel. The sensor can detect signals from 109 quanta s-1, from a single dinoflagellate flash, up to 1013 quanta s-1, at cell densities of 106 to 108 m-3. Measurements of bioluminescence and associated environmental conditions are presented from a variety of deployments of the sensor in the Undulating Oceanographic Recorder.