Sublittoral Edology of the Kelp Beds off Del Monte Beach, Monterey, California.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Macroscopic organisms collected by SCUBA divers throughout a large portion of the kelp beds at Del Monte Beach, Monterey, California, were identified and a list of species peresent was compiled. More than 160 such species were found to exist. Collection methods and techniques utilized by divers were documented. Numerous underwater photographs were taken. A population census and mapping survey was made by divers of the benthic flora and fauna existing within two permanently marked bottom areas, one of which is to be eventually isolated from the open sea by erection of a breakwater. The areas were found to be of generally similar biological population but of markedly different species distribution and relative abundance. Author
- Biological Oceanography