Correlation of 'in situ' Fluorescence and Bioluminescence with Biota in the New York Bight.
GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT
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A series of measurements emphasizing the in situ aspects of bioluminescence and fluorescence photometric observations are described. Observations indicate that the causative organisms may be inferred by comparing their in situ bioluminescence, short-wavelength ultraviolet-produced fluorescence, and long-wavelength ultraviolet produced fluorescence with the laboratory determined biota distribution. Using this approach, we find that strong bioluminescence occurs above the thermohalicline and appears to be caused mainly by Peridiniaceae and Gymodiniaceae. Futhermore, the approach used is neither handicapped by collection nor time lapse problems. It is well suited to long-term monitoring of estuarine areas. Author
- Biological Oceanography