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Active positioning of vent larvae at a mid-ocean ridge
The vertical position of larvae of vent species above a mid-ocean ridge potentially has a strong effect on their dispersal. Larvae may be advected upward in the buoyant vent plume, or move as a consequence of their buoyancy ...
Shoaling of nonlinear internal waves in Massachusetts Bay
(American Geophysical Union, 2008-08-19)
The shoaling of the nonlinear internal tide in Massachusetts Bay is studied with a fully nonlinear and nonhydrostatic model. The results are compared with current and temperature observations obtained during the August ...
RAPID : research on automated plankton identification
(Oceanography Society, 2007-06)
When Victor Hensen deployed the first true plankton1 net in 1887, he and his colleagues were attempting to answer three fundamental questions: What planktonic organisms are present in the ocean? How many of each type ...
Real-time reporting of baleen whale passive acoustic detections from ocean gliders
(Acoustical Society of America, 2013-08)
In the past decade, much progress has been made in real-time passive acoustic monitoring of marine mammal occurrence and distribution from autonomous platforms (e.g., gliders, floats, buoys), but current systems focus ...
Supplement to physical exchanges at the air–sea interface : UK–SOLAS field measurements
(American Meteorological Society, 2009-05)
Reproductive morphology of three species of deep-water precious corals from the Hawaiian Archipelago : Gerardia Sp., Corallium secundum, and Corallium lauuense
(University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, 2007-11-01)
Three species of deep-sea corals were collected from several locations in the Hawaiian Archipelago. These species have been called "precious corals" because of their extensive use in the jewelry industry. Two octocorals ...
Taxonomic, spatial and temporal patterns of bleaching in anemones inhabited by anemonefishes
(Public Library of Science, 2013-08-08)
Rising sea temperatures are causing significant destruction to coral reef ecosystems due to coral mortality from thermally-induced bleaching (loss of symbiotic algae and/or their photosynthetic pigments). Although bleaching ...
Envisioning a marine biodiversity observation network
(University of California Press, 2013-05)
Humans depend on diverse ocean ecosystems for food, jobs, and sustained well-being, yet many stressors threaten marine life. Extensive research has demonstrated that maintaining biodiversity promotes ocean health and service ...
Ecology of chemical defenses of algae against the herbivorous snail, Littorina littorea, in the New England rocky intertidal community
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1980-02)
In the New England rocky intertidal community, space is dominated by two perennial plant types, brown fucoid algae (Ascophyllum nodosum and several species of Fucus) in the mid zones and the red alga Chondrus crispus ...
Report B, general biological oceanographic data from the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1978-05)
Quantitative phytoplankton (31 samples) and zooplankton (23 samples) collections were made throughout the Persian Gulf and at several places in the Gulf of Oman in spring 1977. In addition, 34 neuston tows were made in ...