University of Washington

Fisheries Acoustics Research

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Fisheries Acoustics is an integrated research area that uses active acoustic technologies to map, count, and size aquatic animals. The FAR Lab uses acoustic data to develop analytic techniques that monitor and investigate interactions among animals and their environments.

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Echogram Research

Members of the FAR Lab currently work on topics ranging from marine renewable energy to Artificial Light At Night, to fish migrations in Cambodia. We typically work on more than one project at a time. Click the link below to check out some of our current projects! Learn more…

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Lab Members with Umbrellas Lab Members

Meet the people who make up our lab and our lab alumni!

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March 2024: Presentation

John presented two talks at the World Fisheries Congress in Seattle, Washington!
Autonomously Characterizing Migration Variability for In-River Fishery Management: Tonle Sap, Cambodia
Amplifying Near-Real-Time Insight to Ecosystem Functions Through Gliders and Active Acoustics

February 2024

Jezella's research on probabilities of fish-turbine encounters and impacts was featured by the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences! Check out the article here!

December 2023: New Paper

Jackson and John published a paper on the methods for building Solar Powered, Autonomous, Acoustic Monitoring Stations (SPAAMs) which they used to monitor fish in the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia.
Horne JK, Swan JA, Tracy TJ II, Holtgrieve GW. Automated acoustic monitoring of fish for near-real-time resource management. ICES J Mar Sci. 2023; fsad196. doi:

November 2023: New Paper

Jezella and John published a paper where they used an impact probability model to estimate Pacific herring encounters with two different turbine types in Admiralty Inlet, Washington.
Peraza JI and Horne JK. Quantifying conditional probabilities of fish-turbine encounters and impacts. Front Mar Sci. 2023;10:1270428.
doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1270428

October 2023: Presentation

Jezella presented a poster at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans  in Science (SACNAS): National Diversity in STEM Conference in Portland Oregon!
Quantifying probabilities of fish and tidal turbine encounters and impacts using empirical and agent-based models

October 2023: Presentation

Jezella presented a talk at the University Marine Energy Research Community Conference in Durham, New Hampshire!
Quantifying Avoidance and Probabilities of Fish-Turbine Encounters and Impacts Using an Agent-Based Model
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September 2023: New Member

We are excited to announce that Michelle Dyroy will be joining the lab as a Master's student! Learn more about Michelle here! 

September 2023: Presentation

Jezella presented a talk at the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) in Bilbao, Spain!
A Conditional probabilistic encounter-impact model for fish-turbine interaction

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