Accession Number:

ADA001294

Title:

Measurement of Zooplankton Biomass by Carbon Analysis for Application in Sound Scattering Models.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE