The quantitative distribution and characteristics of neuston
plastic in the North Pacific Ocean, 1984-1988.
Taxonomic composition and distribution of Euphausiacea and Decapoda (Crustacea) in the neuston
of the Bay of Fundy, Canada, J.
Clearly, by the start of the 21st century the myth of excessive rarity in regard to Hermatobates (Herring, 1958) had been conclusively dispelled, and it is now understood that members of this genus are typical components of marine neuston
assemblages throughout the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans, and to some degree in the Caribbean as well, and that they can be effectively sampled by skilled collectors.
Florida anglers often notice schooling mullet apparently "gulping air," but dedicated mullet fans in England believe they're actually feeding on tiny phytoplankton from the neuston
layer, which is the top few centimeters of water.
The 1977 NMFS survey deployed hook and line gear, wire and wood crustacean traps, a tumbler dredge, trolling rigs, neuston
and icthyoplankton nets, dipnets, and snorkel diver operations.
5 m) were sampled with a combined neuston
net composed of a 1x2 m mouth with 1000-[micro]m mesh net and a 1x0.
Authority Time period Method Waldron and Favorite (1977) April-May 1976 Bongo and neuston
nets Waldron and Vinter(1)(1978) May 1977 Bongo and neuston
nets Waldron (1981) 1955-79 Bongo and neuston
nets Authority Findings Waldron and Favorite (1977) Eggs widely distributed with centers of abundance near the outer Alaska Peninsula, east of the Pribilof Islands, outer Bristol Bay and northwest of the Pribilof Islands Waldron and Vinter(1)(1978) Eggs comprised 28% of bongo samples and 72% of the neuston
net samples at 64 locations.
Long bands of concentrated flotsam, plankton, and neuston
often form at surface convergent fronts, sometimes as visible meandering features.
5 m depth) with a Sameoto neuston
net with 505-[micro]m mesh (Sameoto and Jaroszynski, 1969; Jump et al.
1998) used both neuston
and oblique plankton tows and showed that salmon diet most closely resembled that of the neuston
Mean density for all neuston
net collections (n=288) combined was 1.
cephalus) because they are more commonly collected in the neuston
(which we did not sample).