Accession Number:

AD0748013

Title:

Mediterranean Biological Studies. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

355.0

Abstract:

From late August to early October, 1970, biological sampling was conducted at five stations in the Mediterranean Sea to provide material for studies of the composition and vertical distribution of the midwater fauna. The five widely spaced stations provided discrete-depth samples from very different hydrographic regimes from one end of the Mediterranean to the other. Part 1 of the report explains the methods and materials used in collecting and processing the biological samples Part 2 treats the hydrography of the five stations Part 3 treats the ecology and vertical distribution of the fishes Part 4 explains swimbladder structure of the fishes and a method of comparing swimbladder data with acoustic profiles, and Part 5 treats the ecology and vertical distribution of the cephalopods.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE