Species composition, distribution, and abundance of zooplankton (including ichthyoplankton), in the intake and discharge canals of a steam - electric generating station located on Galveston Bay, Texas.

Date

1977

Authors

McAden, D.C.

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Publisher

Texas A&M University

Abstract

The species composition, distribution and abundance of the zooplankton found in the cooling water canal system of Houston Lighting & Power Company's P.H. Robinson Generating Station were studied from June 26, 1974, through September 25, 1975. Samples were collected with a 12.5-cm (mouth diameter) Clarke-Bumpus plankton sampler from the surface and from near bottom and from the surface only with a 0.5-m (mouth diameter) plankton net at each of three locations in the canal system (one location in the intake canal and two locations in the discharge canal). Both net types were composed of #10 nylon netting.

Description

308 p., Thesis

Keywords

power plants, cooling water, zooplankton, plankton, check lists, ecological distribution, abundance, Clarke-Bumpus plankton sampler, seasonal distribution, collecting devices

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