Nevertheless, the impact of latitudinal differences on the functions of the neuston
in the fragmentation and transport of organic matter to greater depths is not fully understood (Zaitsev, 2005; Koski et al, 2007).
Larvae were collected from the eastern Bering Sea to northern California, using neuston
nets, bongo nets, and Tucker trawls, from January to September, with peak abundance in May.
Thirty-two samples were collected using a modified David neuston
net (David, 1965), with a catamaran frame sustaining a 4 m long net of 333 [micro]m mesh size, and a 30 x 15 cm rectangular mouth opening.
Taxonomic composition and distribution of Euphausiacea and Decapoda (Crustacea) in the neuston
of the Bay of Fundy, Canada, J.
Megalopae in the surface were sampled from a small boat (6 m) by holding a dip net (36 cm x 36 cm X 2-mm-mesh; equivalent to a neuston
net) just below the water surface and pushing it through the center of a front for 2.
A life zone, however, is what students found when they cast a special net called a neuston
tow into the open ocean.
Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates in the neuston
of the Bay of Fundy, Canada.
By contrast, the central region of the eastern tropical Pacific (ETP) has been sampled extensively during surface tows with neuston
nets, yielding higher densities of paralarvae (Ueynagi and Nonaka, 1993; Vecchione, 1999).
La abundancia de copepodos en todas las muestras y su predominio en superficies rugosas, coincide con lo senalado por Shanks (2002), quien indica que los organismos holoplanctonicos (como copepodos) no se encuentran normalmente en el neuston
, pero ocasionalmente se concentran en superficies rugosas ubicadas entre slicks, generados por ondas internas, lo cual sugiere que su afloramiento es causado por corrientes ascendentes generadas en el borde posterior de las ondas internas.
Although other researchers have reported success with collecting Hermatobates in neuston
tows run during both daylight and nighttime hours (Cheng and Schmitt, 1982), many of our specimens were instead taken by visual searching and hand netting on exposed reef flats at low tide during the day.
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.
Summer distribution of pontellid copepods in the neuston
of the eastern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf.