Accession Number : AD0732791

Title :   Quantitative Analysis of the Cape Cod Bay Ecosystem.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 64-28 Feb 71,

Corporate Author : MARINE BIOLOGICAL LAB WOODS HOLE MASS SYSTEMATICS-ECOLOGY PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Young,David K. ; Hobson,Katharine D. ; O'Connor,Joel S. ; Michael,Allan D. ; Mills,Margaret A.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Intensive sampling, sorting, and identification of benthos of Cape Cod Bay to 1 mm size were undertaken in 1965 to provide information on the structure of the subtidal benthic community relative to sediment type, turbidity, temperature, salinity, and depth. Sampling was done with the epibenthic sled, naturalist dredge, clam dredge, and Smith-McIntyre at equally spaced stations throughouth the Bay and the year. Organisms are being identified by systematic specialists. Analyses of data on the biota, environmental factors, and sampling gear are being facilitated by computer. This report, the first 5 1/2 years of the study, is the Final Report to ONR; the work is continuing under other support. Preliminary analyses in this report are restricted to oligochaetes, amphipods, molluscs, and 14 families of polychaetes in 91 Smith-McIntyre samples evenly spaced throughout the Bay. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, *MASSACHUSETTS BAY), PLANTS(BOTANY), AQUATIC ANIMALS, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, IDENTIFICATION, SEDIMENTATION, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, ECOLOGY, DENSITY, DEPTH FINDING, MOLLUSCA, ANNELIDA, CRUSTACEA, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE