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The significance of macroscopic aggregates (marine snow) as sites for heterotrophic bacterial production in the mesopelagic zone of the subtropical Atlantic

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Date Issued:
1985
Title: The significance of macroscopic aggregates (marine snow) as sites for heterotrophic bacterial production in the mesopelagic zone of the subtropical Atlantic.
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Name(s): Alldredge, A. L.
Youngbluth, Marsh J.
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1985
Publisher: Elsevier
Extent: 13 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3353759 (digitool), FADT3353759 (IID), fau:6600 (fedora), 10.1016/0198-0149(85)90096-2 (doi)
Note(s): Macroscopic detrital aggregates (known as marine snow) harbor greatly enriched populations of bacteria and protozoans, suggesting that they may be an important site of heterotrophic activity in the deep sea. We collected flocculent marine snow larger than 3 mm in diameter in the mesopelagic zone of the subtropical Atlantic from the submersible, Johnson-Sea-Link.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01980149 and may be cited as: Alldredge, A. L., & Youngbluth, M. J. (1985). The significance of macroscopic aggregates (marine snow) as sites for heterotrophic bacterial production in the mesopelagic zone of the subtropical Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research, 32(12), 1445-1456. doi:10.1016/0198-0149(85)90096-2
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #461.
Subject(s): Detritus
Heterotrophic bacteria
Protozoa
Benthos
Atlantic Ocean
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3353759
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0198-0149(85)90096-2
Restrictions on Access: ©1985 Elsevier Ltd.
Host Institution: FAU