Accession Number : ADA189775

Title :   Biological and Physical Mechanisms Controlling the Fine-Scale Epizooplankton Distributions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL DIV OF BIOLOGY A ND LIVING RESOURCES

Personal Author(s) : Ortner, Peter B ; Napp, Jeffrey M

PDF Url : ADA189775

Report Date : 10 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This letter represents our Final Report the contract on Biological and Physical Mechanisms Controlling the Fine-Scale Epizooplankton Distributions which ended September 1987. We have made and continue to make significant progress towards our goal to provide biological oceanographers with the ability of obtaining fine-scale zooplankton distributional data and physical (environmental) samples on the same or similar time and space scales. The In Situ Plankton Camera and its complementary electronics package has proven to be a rugged and reliable tool to determine the fine-scale distribution of macrozooplankton relative to their physical environment. We have demonstrated the utility of the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) to interpreting the distribution of planktonic organisms.

Descriptors :   *ZOOPLANKTON, *MARINE BIOLOGY, ACOUSTIC WAVES, CAMERAS, DOPPLER EFFECT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, PLANKTON, PROFILES, RELIABILITY, RUGGEDIZED EQUIPMENT, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, HABITATS, OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE