micronekton

micronekton

[‚mī·krə′nek‚tän]
(ecology)
Active pelagic crustaceans and other forms intermediate between thrusting nekton and feebler-swimming plankton.
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Epipelagic decapod cephalopods collected by micronekton tows during the EASTROPAC expeditions, 1967-1968 (systematic part).
Pelagic shrimps formed 19% of the total biomass and 47% of the micronekton biomass of the DSL.
Abundance and distribution patterns of nekton and micronekton in the northern California Current transition zone.
Summer distribution patterns and biomass estimates of macrozooplankton and micronekton in the Nordic Seas.
Seasonal and areal changes in standing stocks of phytoplankton, zooplankton and micronekton in the eastern tropical Pacific.
In The biology of the subarctic Pacific; proceedings of the Japan-United States of America seminar on the biology of micronekton of the subarctic Pacific (T.
Aydin (2000) suggested that pink and sockeye salmon may begin to feed intensively on micronekton squid after reaching sufficient size during their second growing season.
Feeding habits of Dall's porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli) in the subarctic North Pacific and the Bering Sea basin and the impact of predation on mesopelagic micronekton.
Geographic variation in DSL depths throughout the Pacific are possibly related to isolumes of the associated micronekton, and can potentially be estimated from the light level data recorded by the archival tags attached to bigeye tuna.
The distribution of the oceanic species, then, is presumably linked to the rather dynamic oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico through physical-biological interactions and trophic relationships between phytoplarikton, zooplankton, micronekton, and cetacean prey species.