Spatial pattern of zooplankton biomass in the gulf of Montijo. Panamá

Seixas G., Carlos E. (2004) Spatial pattern of zooplankton biomass in the gulf of Montijo. Panamá. Tecnociencia, 6 (2). pp. 153-172. ISSN 16098102

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The following study analyses the spatial pattern of zooplankton biomass in a seven inshore offshore stations between Puerto Mutis and Cébaco island on October of 1997. At each station triplicates of 150 l samples were collected using a 4-stroke self priming volute pump and filtered through an 80 um plankton net. The salinity increased of 9.7 ppt at Puerto Mutis to 30.3 ppt at Gobernadora Island whereas temperature remained constant at 29.5 ºC mean. Piñas and Puerto Mutis showed lower Secchi depths whereas higher values were found near Gobernadora. Copepods and nauplios comprised 90% of the catches. Zooplankton biomass was significantly higher at Piñas station (83.3 + 5.8 mg/ mt3) whereas lower values were registered south Leones (5.10 + 2.8 mg/mt3).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gulf of Montijo, estuaries, zooplankton biomass, zooplankton
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
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Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 20:14
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 19:39

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