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John K Horne
FISH 497
Seattle Campus

Special Topics in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

One-time offerings of topics in fisheries by resident or visiting faculty.

Class description

This course introduces the principles of using sound as an aquatic sampling tool and the applications of acoustics to resource management and aquatic research.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course will include lectures, assignments, laboratories, and an acoustic survey. Current echosounder hardware and software will be used to survey and count fish distributions in Lake Washington

Recommended preparation

Introductory calculus, statistics, physics, and fisheries are good background subjects.

Class assignments and grading

There are weekly assignments (paper review or data analysis), a weekly laboratory report, a midterm, and a final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John K Horne
Date: 09/05/2005