neuston


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neuston

(no͞o′stŏn, nyo͞o′-)
n.
The collection of microscopic and small organisms that inhabit the region on or just below the surface of a body of water.

neuston

organisms supported on the water surface.
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The neuston forms a boundary between the air and water that, although only of few centimeters thick (Hardy, 1991; Upstill-Goddard et al.
Active suction feeding involves repeated mouth openings that are used to take in the neuston layer as the animals move slowly at the surface of the water (Motta et al.
Most were collected on Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) research cruises between 1978 and 2006 using the following gear types: Sameoto neuston (neuston net; Sameoto and Jaroszynski 1969), bongo net (60-cm with 500-[micro]m mesh), Tucker trawl (1-[m.
The quantitative distribution and characteristics of neuston plastic in the North Pacific Ocean, 1984-1988.
En esta etapa, fue evidente en la muestra de Neuston y de agua subsuperficial la formacion de natas blanquecinas transparentes y de sustancia con caracteristica jabonosa en la superficie del tubo, la cual fue mas abundante al cuarto dia de incubacion, mientras que las muestras de sedimento y biopelicula presentaron abundante turbidez, nata en la parte superior y formacion de sedimento, el cual se hizo mucho mas abundante el dia quinto.
En C se observan procariotas filamentosos muy delgados, de adscripcion taxonomica desconocida, cuyo grosor esta en el limite de la resolucion de la microscopia optica, colonizadores de la fina pelicula superficial del neuston de las aguas.
Ovigerous female Crangon have also been collected from the offshore neuston of the Bay of Fundy in March and October (but not in July-August), but the egg stage was not determined (Locke & Corey 1988).
Whereas the pelagic realm is home to phytoplankton, zooplankton, neuston, nekton, and flying organisms that feed near the surface, the chapter mentions only phytoplankton, crustaceans, and three small mesopelagic fishes, thereby omitting gelatinous zooplankton, squids, sharks, mackerels, tunas, bill fishes, sea turtles, seabirds, pinnipeds, and cetaceans.
We monitored daily water-column supply of Dungeness crab megalopae over the bottom during the newmoon settlement pulse in May 1992 with two techniques: plankton nets moored above the bottom and neuston nets pushed through surface slicks (i.