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Distribution, Abundance, and Biomass of the Macrozooplankton of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii 1966-1971

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Title:Distribution, Abundance, and Biomass of the Macrozooplankton of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii 1966-1971
Authors:Peterson, William T.
LC Subject Headings:Kaneohe Bay (Hawaii)
Zooplankton--Hawaii--Kaneohe Bay.
Date Issued:Jul 1975
Publisher:Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (formerly Hawai'i Marine Laboratory)
Citation:Peterson WT. 1975. Distribution, abundance, and biomass of the macro zooplankton of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii 1966-1971. Honolulu (HI): Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawai’i. Report No.: 31.
Series:HIMB Technical Reports
No. 31
Abstract:Many hundreds of zooplankton samples have been collected in Kaneohe
Bay during the years 1950 through 1970, but data from the various studies
completed during this interval are not generally available. This report
makes available enumeration data from about 300 zooplankton samples
collected between December 1966 and March 1971.
A general feature of zooplankton distribution and abundance in the
bay is that highest total zooplankton abundances are found in the eutrophic
southeastern basin, but only a few species have their greatest abundance
there. Most species abundances change along an environmental gradient.
Spatial abundance patterns for the 19 most important macrozooplankton
taxa are discussed.
The data presented in this report are compared to results of studies
completed by Hiatt (1951) and Piyakarnchana (1965). During the twentyyear
period of 1950-1970, total zooplankton abundance seems to have
increased somewhat, presumably as a result of eutrophication, but there
have been few changes in zooplankton species composition. The only change
is that macrocopepods have become less common in the southern sector of
the bay and the pelagic tunicate, Oikopleura longicauda, has become
more abundant.
Pages/Duration:125 pages
Appears in Collections: HIMB Technical Reports

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