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Zooplankton distributions relative to a shallow hydrothermal plume

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dc.contributor.author Beba, Tricia
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-12T23:20:34Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-12T23:20:34Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-12T23:20:34Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/15562
dc.description Senior Thesis written for Oceanography 444 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study used acoustic backscattering to locate zooplankton within the water column above and near the shallow seamount, Rumble III. Cofirmed was the earlier finding that zooplankton gather above the plume, but not in the plume. Additionally, sound scattering layers (SSLs) were located at surface waters above the plume, and at deep waters below the plume. Further research will help determine whether the availability of food and/or physcial processes of the plume account for the greater congregations of zooplankton. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Underwater acoustics en_US
dc.subject Plankton--measurement en_US
dc.subject Zooplankton--South Pacific Ocean--Kermadec Arc en_US
dc.subject Seamounts--South Pacific Ocean en_US
dc.title Zooplankton distributions relative to a shallow hydrothermal plume en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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