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Title: (The role of zooplankton in the cycling and remineralization of chemical materials in the Southern California Bight): California Basin Study: DOE west coast basin program: Progress report 4, (June 1987--June 1988)

The overall objective of our research, within the structure of the DOE CaBS (California Basin Study) program, is to understand the transport pathways and mass balances of selected metabolically active and inactive chemical species in the Santa Monica/San Pedro Basins. One focus of our study is to examine the role of zooplankton and micronekton in the cycling and remineralization of chemical materials in the Southern California Bight, with particular reference to C, N and certain radionuclides and trace metals. A second focus is to examine these same radionuclides and trace metals in other reservoirs besides the zooplankton (i.e., in seawater, sediment trap material and bottom sediments). Knowledge of the rates, routes and reservoirs of these nuclides and metals should lead to a cogent model for these elements in Santa Monica/San Pedro Basins. Our zooplankton C and N data, in conjunction with primary production, microbiological and sediment flux data from colleagues in the program, should also lead ultimately to a model of C and N cycling in the basins. 33 refs., 13 figs., 7 tabs.
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OSTI Identifier:
6746488
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/60340-4
ON: DE89002260
DOE Contract Number:
FG05-85ER60340
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
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Research Org:
Oregon State Univ., Corvallis (USA). Coll. of Oceanography
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CALIFORNIA; COASTAL WATERS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; BASELINE ECOLOGY; ZOOPLANKTON; FECES; BIOMASS; BUILDUP; CARBON CYCLE; CRUSTACEANS; LEAD 210; METALS; MINERAL CYCLING; MINERALIZATION; MINERALOGY; NITROGEN CYCLE; NUTRIENTS; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIOISOTOPES; SEDIMENTS; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; THORIUM 228; THORIUM 234; ACTINIDE ISOTOPES; ACTINIDE NUCLEI; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ARTHROPODS; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS; BIOLOGICAL WASTES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DISTRIBUTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ECOLOGY; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FEDERAL REGION IX; HEAVY NUCLEI; INVERTEBRATES; ISOTOPES; LEAD ISOTOPES; MASS TRANSFER; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEI; PLANKTON; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SURFACE WATERS; THORIUM ISOTOPES; USA; WASTES; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES 520500* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989)