Accession Number : AD0668629

Title :   DISTRIBUTION OF ZOOPLANKTON IN THE KURILE-KAMCHATKA REGION OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bogorov,V. G. ; Vinogradov,M. E.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : In spring the biomass of zooplankton reaches its maximum value exceeding 500mg/cu m in the 0-100m layer and occupying a belt 30-50 miles wide; this belt deflects somewhat from the Kurile Islands, namely, from the southernmost stations of the investigated area to the latitude of Petropavlovsk and the area SW of Kamchatskiy proliv. The water along the northern boundary of the intermixing zone was also very rich in plankton. The same character of distribution between zones that are rich and poor in plankton is observed in the autumn, but the total biomass of plankton during the time is smaller. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANKTON, PACIFIC OCEAN), DISTRIBUTION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, TEMPERATURE, SURFACE PROPERTIES, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, SAMPLERS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, MAPS, VOLUME, USSR

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE