Accession Number : AD0641833

Title :   PLANKTON AND TURBIDITY.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept. Jul 61-Mar 66,

Corporate Author : NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Barham,E. G. ; Wilton,J. W. ; Sullivan,M. P.

Report Date : 01 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : An investigation was made of time and space distribution of microorganisms and other materials producing attenuation of light in the open sea. Unicellular organisms in bloom quantities were found to reduce transmission of yellow light. Dinoflagellates were especially important during the summer off Mission Beach, California. Light transmission was also reduced by organic material, particulate detritus, and dissolved pigments. Macroplankton were found to be less important contributors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), OCEANS, ATTENUATION, MICROORGANISMS, PLANKTON

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE