Accession Number : AD0611361

Title :   FATTY ACIDS DERIVED FROM LIPIDS OF MARINE ORIGIN.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BRITISH COLUMBIA UNIV VANCOUVER INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Williams,P. M.

Report Date : 12 FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The occurrence and distribution of fatty acids in marine phytoplankton, marine surface sediments and in the particulate and dissolved organic matter of sea water was investigated as a means of delineating the pathways and transformations of organic carbon from its origin in marine phytoplankton through higher trophic levels into the sediments. All samples were taken at locations in the Northest Pacific Ocean adjacent to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The origin of the dissolved and particulate fatty acids in sea water was not evident from a comparison of their individual distribution patterns with those found in phytoplankton, zooplankton or in higher trophic forms. (Extracted)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, FATTY ACIDS), (*FATTY ACIDS, SEA WATER), (*MARINE BIOLOGY, LIPIDS), (*LIPIDS, MARINE BIOLOGY), PLANKTON, FISHES, BIOCHEMISTRY, TISSUE EXTRACTS, OCEAN BOTTOM, CANADA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE