Accession Number:

ADA238226

Title:

Controls upon the Fine-Scale Distribution of Epizooplankton

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Our general objective in this report has been to understand 1 the biological and physical mechanisms controlling the fine-scale 1-10m distribution of epizooplankton, 2 the ecological significance of these distributions, and 3 the affect of these distributions upon the fate of particles phytoplankton within the upper water column. More specifically our research has been directed at answering the following questions 1 Do physical gradients influence zooplankton distributions directly or indirectly 2 Is the vertical distribution of zooplankton controlled by density gradients or loci of current shear situated within steep density gradients 3 How strong a physical gradient must exist and how long must it persist to influence the zooplankton distribution

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE