Accession Number:

ADA165037

Title:

Seasonal Relationships between Phytoplankton and Mero-Zooplankton Populations in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Virginia.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Dec 84,

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Report Date:

1985-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The initial purpose of this study was to identify seasonal pattern of abundance for phytoplankton and mero-zooplankton larvae in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The next objective was to relate the temporal appearances of these two groups to each other and identify any apparent relationships. More detailed reports of the phytoplankton and zooplankton populations from this area have been prepared by the authors under separate titles to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Empgasis in this report stresses the broad distribution patterns of these species and their trophic relationship to each other in time. Past mero-zooplankton studies in the lower Chesapeake Bay have been minimal and generally stress individual species, their life cycles, distribution, or general ecology.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE