Accession Number:

ADA164985

Title:

Ocean Frontal Areas. Phytoplankton Enumeration and Biomass Estimates -- Operation Guiding Light (April-May 1985).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI HATTIESBURG

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

During the pilot field exercise for Operation Guiding Light April-May, 1985, 39 phytoplankton samples were collected in the continental shelf-slope frontal region and 72 phytoplankton samples were collected in the Gulf STream frontal region both survey areas are located in the western North Atlantic Ocean. Samples were obtained using either a towed underwater pumping system TUPS at a depth of two meters or a rosette sampler various depths and were preserved for subsequent analysis. For each sample we identified to species, where possible enumerated and estimated biomass of the phytoplankton present. Keywords Ocean fronts Marine biology Phytoplankton Guiding Light Operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE