This is the first of half a dozen regions the Nekton
Mission plans to explore before the end of 2022.
Anomalous pelagic nekton
abundance, distribution, and apparent recruitment in the Northern California Current in 2004 and 2005.
Thiede, "Skeletal plankton and nekton
in upwelling water masses off northwestern south America and northwest Africa," in Coastal Upwelling: Its Sediment Record, E.
[dagger] Dodson and Cooper (1983) also report clearance rates up to 2.7 1 (1 [predator.sup.-1] [h.sup.-1]) for large nekton
killed but not ingested.
Buesseler's plans called for collecting water samples at 30 locations, from the surface to 6,000 feet deep; to conduct net tows for phytoplankton, zooplankton, and nekton
(free-swimming organisms) in various combinations at every station; and to sample the air and surface water continuously for radioactivity.
Trophy during the Academy's annual awards assembly held last month.
Since 1982, nekton
have been sampled in each Texas bay system using bag seines and trawls.
The importance of plankton and nekton
distributions in Ordovician palaeogeographical reconstructions.
Limited bioturbation and a predominance of pelagic nekton
over benthic organisms suggest a low-oxygen environment prevailed during much of the middle Miocene.
Benthic invertebrates, nekton
and organic allochthonous matter from terrestrial origin were the principal food resources used by fishes, with a varying spatial and temporal relative importance.