, Volume 5, Issue 1-2, pp 77-90

An approach to sampling estuarine macroplankton

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Abstract

A total approach to sampling macroplankton of the Patuxent Estuary (Chesapeake Bay, Maryland) is presented with gear descriptions, operational details and illustrations. New or modified gear includes: a plankton sled, meter net, mid-depth sampling net, surface sampler, set nets and a field plankton sorter. Flow rate calculations and a laboratory separation technique are also included.

Contribution No. 261, Natural Resources Institute of the University of Maryland, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland.