Seasonal Planktonic Bioluminescence in the Southern California Bight
SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Very little is known about the seasonality and sources of planktonic bioluminescence in coastal waters along most continents as are the underlying environmental conditions basic to understanding and prediction. There is little doubt that to adequately understand and predict planktonic bioluminescence in any ocean, measurements must be conducted on a continual basis to account for the interannual variability. The long term goal of this project was to understand the interannual dynamics of coastal and open ocean bioluminescence with particular reference to the seasonality of planktonic bioluminescence.
- Biological Oceanography