Measurement of Zooplankton Biomass by Carbon Analysis for Application in Sound Scattering Models.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Estimates of zooplankton biomass were made by use of a LECO Carbon Analyzer. The methodology developed in this study is a rapid, precise and accurate measurement of total carbon. Casein and benzoic acid were used interchangeably as standards. The technique was further tested on Tigriopus californicus which yielded a value of 38.6 C by weight. Estimates of total, living, and dead zooplankton biomass were made in a joint experiment by carbon analysis and ATP-C measurements. Field studies in Monterey Bay demonstrated a definite seasonal trend over the period of three cruises.
- Biological Oceanography