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The variety and abundance of zooplanton in the coastal waters of Puerto Rico

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Date Issued:
1979
Title: The variety and abundance of zooplanton in the coastal waters of Puerto Rico.
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Name(s): Youngbluth, Marsh J., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium of Alabama
Extent: 13 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3340744 (digitool), FADT3340744 (IID), fau:6356 (fedora)
Note(s): During 1973-1974 a total of 160 zooplankton samples were collected in the uppermost 3 m at seven locations within 1 km of the coast of Puerto Rico. Total zooplankton densities ranged from 41 to 7568 organisms/m3. Copepods formed 65-84% of all zooplankton caught; meroplankton constituted 2-17%. Larger densities (2-21X) of zooplankton tended to be caught at night. Regional differences in the abundance of meroplankton were related to water circulation patterns, community development of benthic organisms, and recruitment from an embayment. The total abundance of zooplankton around Puerto Rico was similar to densities of zooplankton near other Caribbean Islands.
The final version of this manuscript is published by http://goms.disl.org/ and may be cited as: Youngbluth, M. J. (1979). The variety and abundance of zooplanton in the coastal waters of Puerto Rico. Northeast Gulf Science, 3(1), 15-26.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #138.
Subject(s): Zooplankton
Puerto Rico
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3340744
Restrictions on Access: ©1979 Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium of Alabama
Host Institution: FAU