Accession Number : AD0714246

Title :   USC-FSU Biological Investigations from the Fletcher's Ice Island T-3 on Deep-Sea and Under-Ice Benthos of the Arctic Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 69-Feb 70,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : George,Robert Y. ; Paul,Allen Z.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The report presents the preliminary results and tabulated station data on the deep-sea benthic samples and photographs taken during the period between September 1969 and February 1970 from the Fletcher's Ice Island T-3. Descriptions of the new collecting equipment used are also provided with illustrations. Observations of unusual interest and recommendations for future studies on research initiated during this period are also included. T-3 as an ideal oceanographic platform for deep-sea benthic studies is pointed out. The report also contains the preliminary results of physiological studies on thermal tolerance; endurance to super-cooling; salinity tolerance and deep-submergence experiments for observing pressure effects. This document emphasizes the added effort to USC project during this period on benthic studies and physiological investigations on Arctic marine biota. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, *ARCTIC OCEAN), OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, ICE ISLANDS, COLLECTING METHODS, SEDIMENTATION, AQUATIC ANIMALS, INVERTEBRATES, DEEP WATER, TEST METHODS, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), SALINITY, PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE