Seston


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seston

[′se‚stän]
(oceanography)
Minute living organisms and particles of nonliving matter which float in water and contribute to turbidity.

Seston

 

minute organisms (plankton) that live in the open sea. Seston also includes inorganic and organic particles (detritus) suspended in water, that is, all material that can be caught in a fine plankton net.

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Phytoplankton functional traits and seston stabile isotopes signature: a functional-based approach in a deep, sub-alpine lake, Lake Maggiore (N.
In accordance with their review, several authors indicate that a bivalve's clearance rate depends on food concentration, showing an initial peak at low concentrations followed by a decline with increasing seston concentrations.
However, some consultants, including Seston, believe that the treasure hunt experience is not as exciting now as in years past, especially when it comes to Costco's seasonal programs.
Crescimento populacional e analise isotopica de Diaphanosoma spinolosum e Ceriodaphnia cornuta (Crustacea: Cladocera), alimentadas com diferentes fracoes de seston natural.
De las muestras de agua se obtuvieron submuestras, la biomasa fitoplanctonica mediante la concentracion de clorofila a y el seston organico.
In this environment stores have to play to their strengths, advised Seston.
2009, 2010), and increase the quality of organic seston in tropical streams (Colon-Gaud et al.
particle size distribution, biochemical composition, and inorganic seston load) also influences mussel energy budgets, with higher growth rates generally associated with higher quality food (Bayne and Worrall, 1980; Navarro and Thompson, 1995).
I expect the experienced Miles Seston to be back on board tomorrow and, with more positive handling, the gelding can go one better from ex-hurdler Sundae Best.
Spatial distribution, seston removal, and potential competitive interactions of the bivalves Corbicula fluminea and Elliptio complanata, in a coastal plain stream.
Assim, pelo fato dos cladoceros ocuparem papel-chave no fluxo de carbono pela acao de pastejo, e servirem como presas para organismos maiores, a composicao bioquimica do seston e considerada muito importante na dinamica do fluxo de materia e energia nos ecossistemas aquaticos (BOECHAT; GIANI, 2008) por meio destes organismos.