Accession Number : AD0760204

Title :   Correlation of 'in situ' Fluorescence and Bioluminescence with Biota in the New York Bight.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Egan,W. ; Cassin,J. M.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A series of measurements emphasizing the in situ aspects of bioluminescence and fluorescence photometric observations are described. Observations indicate that the causative organisms may be inferred by comparing their in situ bioluminescence, short-wavelength ultraviolet-produced fluorescence, and long-wavelength ultraviolet produced fluorescence with the laboratory determined biota distribution. Using this approach, we find that strong bioluminescence occurs above the thermo/halicline and appears to be caused mainly by Peridiniaceae and Gymodiniaceae. Futhermore, the approach used is neither handicapped by collection nor time lapse problems. It is well suited to long-term monitoring of estuarine areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE BIOLOGY, LUMINESCENCE), AQUATIC ANIMALS, DISTRIBUTION, OCEANS, MONITORS, ECOLOGY

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE