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swarm

  1. a group of social insects, especially bees led by a queen, that has left the parent hive in order to start a new colony
  2. a large mass of small animals, especially insects.
  3. ability of certain MICROORGANISMS to move in a collective and ordered manner across a surface. For example, colonies of Proteus swarm in a series of concentric rings across an AGAR plate.
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When putative small pelagic fish schools were observed, hauls were done in the opposite direction of the prospection (at 3 kn during 30 min) targeting the detected schools.
For laboratory studies, stereo photography has been used, with both target tracking and other analytical techniques, to quantify the movement of individual fish and the coordinated movement of fish schools (Tien et al., 2004; Viscido et al., 2004).
A global bulletin board is introduced to compare the fitness value reported back from the particle swarm and the artificial fish school with the better value recorded in the global bulletin board (PSO-AFSA_best).
Li, A new optimization algorithm: artificial fish school algorithm, Hangzhou, Zhejing University, 2003.
In the present work their application to an individual oriented model (Fish Schools) is analyzed.
Not all kinds of fish school, or swim in large groups, but many do.
Mean volume density refers to the mean aggregation density within the entire insonified water column or the portion of concern (e.g., the depths occupied by a fish school).
Keenly aware of this, a small group of retailers recently attended the "Fish School," a two-day training program sponsored by the New England Fisheries Development Foundation in Boston, Mass., to bone up on fish handling and selection techniques.
The NND and SA have been referred to as indices of the density of individual fish and the orderliness of a fish school (Masuda, 2006; Miyazaki et al., 2000).
Scarborough Chair of Evangelism and associate dean for doctoral programs in the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.
Susie Salmon has to turn in a report tomorrow at her fish school. She decided to write about grizzly bears.
Eitel is Dean of the Roy Fish School of Evangelism and Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.