Accession Number : AD0738875

Title :   Sublittoral Edology of the Kelp Beds off Del Monte Beach, Monterey, California.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Minter,Charles Stamps , III

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 181

Abstract : Macroscopic organisms collected by SCUBA divers throughout a large portion of the kelp beds at Del Monte Beach, Monterey, California, were identified and a list of species peresent was compiled. More than 160 such species were found to exist. Collection methods and techniques utilized by divers were documented. Numerous underwater photographs were taken. A population census and mapping survey was made by divers of the benthic flora and fauna existing within two permanently marked bottom areas, one of which is to be eventually isolated from the open sea by erection of a breakwater. The areas were found to be of generally similar biological population but of markedly different species distribution and relative abundance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALGAE, *ECOLOGY), (*MARINE BIOLOGY, OCEAN BOTTOM), AQUATIC ANIMALS, BREAKWATERS, HARBORS, DISTRIBUTION, POPULATION, COLLECTING METHODS, THESES

Subject Categories : Biology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE