Aquatic Ecology

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 211–219 | Cite as

Acoustical estimates of fish and zooplankton distribution in the Piaseczno reservoir, Southern Poland

  • Małgorzata GodlewskaEmail author
  • Marek Jelonek


Hydroacoustical surveys in the Piaseczno reservoir were performed in May and September 2002 using a Biosonics 101 dual beam echo sounder. They have revealed very scarce fish populations in pelagic waters with twice-higher abundance in autumn (530 fish ha−1) as compared with spring (280 fish ha−1). Small and very small fish (below 10 cm length) dominated. Apart from fish, Chaoborus larvae were producing acoustical echoes of the TS similar or slightly weaker than that of small fish. Invertebrates formed a thin layer, less than 2 m thick at the border of an anoxic zone, and were changing their depth position between 6 and 16 m, both diurnally and seasonally.

Key words

Fishes Hydroacoustics Opencast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Centre for EcologyPolish Academy of SciencesLódzPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Nature ConservationPolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland

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