Accession Number : ADA267657


Title :   Midwater Bioluminescence Assessment in the West Alboran Gyre (Mediterranean Sea)


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INST INC FORT PIERCE FL


Personal Author(s) : Widder, E A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267657.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : The primary research objective was a detailed analysis of bioluminescent phytoplankton and zooplankton distributional patterns in the Western Alboran Sea. Bioluminescence potential of the water column was assessed at 17 different stations using a vertical profiling bathyphotometer (HIDEX-BP). Organism collections, for purposes of taxonimic identification and physiological experiments were made by meter net tows, SCUBA and using the Johnson-Sea-Link submersible. Emphasis was on the identification of gelatinous zooplankton as potential sources of bioluminescence.... Alboran Sea, Johnson-Sea-Link, Bathyphotometer, Medusae, Bioluminescence, Seward Johnson/RV, Ctenophores, Siphonophores, Gelatinous zooplankton, Submersibles.


Descriptors :   *ZOOPLANKTON , *PLANKTON , *BIOLUMINESCENCE , STATIONS , WEATHER , WATER , IDENTIFICATION , PHOTOMETERS , PATTERNS , SUBMERSIBLES , OCEANS , MEDITERRANEAN SEA , PHYTOPLANKTON , NETS


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Biology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE