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Colonization of marine snow aggregates by invertebrate zooplankton : Abundance, scaling, and possible role

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  • I Compiled Literature Observations Of Abundances Of Invertebrate Zooplankters Associated With Marine
  • Abundances
  • Normalized With Ambient Concentrations Of Colonizers
  • Scale With Equivalent Aggregate Radius Raised To Power 2
  • 27
  • Different Taxonomic Groups Showed Different Affinities For Aggregates And Copepods And Crustacean Na
  • The Encounter Volumes (Volume Searched To Find One Aggregate) Are Substantial
  • E
  • G
  • &Gt
  • 1 Liter For A L-Cm Aggregate
  • Suggesting That Some Zooplankters Actively Search For Aggregates
  • The Scaling Of The Enrichment Of Invertebrates In Aggregates Over Ambient Water With Aggregate Radiu
  • Proportional To R(-0
  • 73) And Proportional To R(-2
  • 25) Respectively
  • And For Aggregates Larger Than 0
  • 1 Cm Radius
  • Invertebrates Were One To Several Orders Of Magnitude More Enriched Than Bacteria
  • Tentative Estimates Of The Remineralization And Degradation Rates Of Aggregates Due To The Activity
  • This Is Similar To Or Faster Than Turnover Rates Due To Microorganisms
  • It Is Also Estimated That Between 20 And 70% Of Aggregate Carbon Is Degraded By Invertebrate Coloniz
  • Thus
  • The Majority Of Aggregated Material May Be Degraded Within The Euphotic Zone Due To The Combined Act
  • Other Grazers
  • And Microorganisms

Abstract

Colonization of marine snow aggregates by invertebrate zooplankton : Abundance, scaling, and possible role - DTU Orbit (15/02/14) Colonization of marine snow aggregates by invertebrate zooplankton : Abundance, scaling, and possible role - DTU Orbit (15/02/14) Colonization of marine snow aggregates by invertebrate zooplankton : Abundance, scaling, and possible role. / Kiørboe, Thomas. In: Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2000, p. 479-484. Publication: Research - peer-review › Journal article – Annual report year: 2000

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