Accession Number : ADA955337

Title :   Copepoda Collected from Fletcher's Ice Island (T-3) in the Canadian Basin of the Arctic Ocean in 1966 and 1967.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 66-Jan 67,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Kent H. ; English, T. S.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report contains tabulations of the abundance of Copepoda collected from Fletcher's Ice Island (T-3) on a drift track in the Canadian Basin of the Arctic Ocean during 1966 and 1967. Samples were taken, using a plankton-pumping system, at 5-m depth intervals from 5 to 185 m. The copepods were identified and enumerated as 25 species, unidentified immature copepodites, and nauplii; five species were divided into males, females, and juveniles. Data for each sample include the date, time, and depth of sampling, and volume of water sampled. These data were collected to begin a description of the vertical and seasonal distributions of zooplankton as part of a long-term study of primary productivity and energy flow in the Arctic Ocean. Keywords: Marine biology; Ecosystems; Environment; Cycles.

Descriptors :   *MARINE BIOLOGY, *SEASONAL VARIATIONS, *ZOOPLANKTON, *CRUSTACEA, ARCTIC OCEAN, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), CANADA, DEPTH, DISTRIBUTION, ECOSYSTEMS, ENERGY TRANSFER, FEMALES, ICE ISLANDS, LONG RANGE(TIME), MALES, SAMPLING, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, VOLUME, WATER, YOUTH.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE