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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Squid diversity in the micronekton of the Eastern Tropical Pacific is low, with only 15 species reported from the families Enoploteuthidae, Onychoteutidae, Cranchiidae, Histioteuthidae and Ommastrephidae (Blackburn, 1968).
Scientists from Australia and the European Union have joined forces to better understand the role of micronekton in the marine food web, holding the first project meeting of the new partnership in Hobart today.
Fine-scale vertical distribution of macroplankton and micronekton in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific in association with an oxygen minimum zone.
Abundance and distribution patterns of nekton and micronekton in the northern California Current transition zone.
Effects of a decrease in downwelling irradiance on the daytime vertical distribution patterns of zooplankton and micronekton.
Pelagic shrimps formed 19% of the total biomass and 47% of the micronekton biomass of the DSL.
Its main attraction is the enormous abundance of zooplankton and micronekton, which grows extraordinarily quickly and forms enormous, dense patches.
Land-based predator impact on vertically migrating zooplankton and micronekton advected to a Southern Ocean Archipelago.
Acoustic scattering from zooplankton and micronekton in relation to a whale feeding site near Georges Bank and Cape Cod.
While MESOPP will focus on the enhancement of collaborations by eliminating various obstacles in establishing a common methodology and a connected network of databases of acoustic data for the estimation of micronekton biomass and validation of models, it will also contribute to a better predictive understanding of the SO based on furthering the knowledge base on key functional groups of micronekton and processes which determine ecosystem dynamics from physics to large oceanic predators.
Seasonal abundance and vertical distributions of macroplankton and micronekton in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea.
Feeding ecology of five fishes from the midslope micronekton community off southern Tasmania, Australia.