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Fecal pellet production and diel migratory behavior by the euphausiid Meganyctiphanes norvegica effect benthic-pelagic coupling

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Date Issued:
1989
Title: Fecal pellet production and diel migratory behavior by the euphausiid Meganyctiphanes norvegica effect benthic-pelagic coupling.
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Name(s): Youngbluth, Marsh J., creator
Bailey, T. G., creator
Davoll, P. J., creator
Jacoby, C. A., creator
Blades-Eckelbarger, Pamela I., creator
Griswold, C. A., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: Elsevier
Extent: 12 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3353834 (digitool), FADT3353834 (IID), fau:6637 (fedora), 10.1016/0198-0149(89)90053-8 (doi)
Note(s): Observations made during submersible dives revealed that high densities of fecal pellets (50–325 particles m−3) accumulated at night in 5–24 m thick layers coincident with the pycnocline (15–30 m) within the Gulf of Maine and the canyons south of Georges Bank. These large, cylindrical (0.2 mm × 3–10 mm long) particles sank rapidly (ca 204 m d−1 ± 24 S.E.) and could transport substantial amounts of organic matter (7–12 mg C m−2 d−1) to the bottom. Vertically migrating euphausiids, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, produced the pellets.
The final published version of this manuscript is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01980149 and may be cited as: Youngbluth, M. J., Bailey, T. G., Davoll, P. J., Jacoby, C. A., Blades-Eckelbarger, P. I., & Griswold, C. A. (1989). Fecal pellet production and diel migratory behavior by the euphausiid Meganyctiphanes norvegica effect benthic-pelagic coupling. Deep Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers, 36(10), 1491-1501. doi:10.1016/0198-0149(89)90053-8
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #705.
Subject(s): Euphausiidae
Fecal pellets, Animal
Animal droppings
Vertical distribution (Aquatic biology)
Krill
Benthos
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3353834
Links: http://dx.doi.og/10.1016/0198-0149(89)90053-8
Restrictions on Access: ©1989 Elsevier Ltd.
Host Institution: FAU