Accession Number : AD0636188

Title :   NEARSHORE BIOLOGICAL AND HYDROGRAPHIC DATA FROM NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May 64-Apr 65.

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Pequegnat, W. E.

Report Date : 08 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This report presents data collected within a coastal strip near Newport Beach, California that is delineated by bottom depths ranging from 4 to 60 meters. Hydrographic data emphasize those factors that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms. Biological data include some observations on plankton abundance, and on both infaunal and epifaunal. Initiation of growth-rate studies on epifaunal species are described. Hydrographic observations include seasonal temperature-depth structures, oscillations of isotherms, salinity ranges, seasonal and vertical distribution of dissolved oxygen, and preliminary values for dissolved and particulate organic carbon. Some data are presented on water movements, including normal currents, surface-wave induced movements over submarine reefs, and inshore temperature flucutations associated with internal waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, PACIFIC OCEAN), (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, PACIFIC OCEAN), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, COASTAL REGIONS, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE