Chesapeake Science

, Volume 5, Issue 1–2, pp 77–90 | Cite as

An approach to sampling estuarine macroplankton

  • William L. Dovel


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.


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© Estuarine Research Federation 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Dovel
    • 1
  1. 1.Chesapeake Biological LaboratorySolomons

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