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Micronekton


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    • found: Work cat.: Kenchington, T.J. Field methods of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 surveys of meso- and bathypelagic micronekton in The Gully, 2014:p. iii (micronekton at meso- and bathypelagic depths in The Gully, a submarine canyon and Marine Protected Area immediately east of Sable Island)
    • found: Brodeur, R.D. Micronekton--what are they and why are they important?, via NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center website, Feb. 26, 2020:t.p. (Micronekton are relatively small but actively swimming organisms ranging in size between plankton (< 2 cm), which drift with the currents, and larger nekton (> 10 cm), which have the ability to swim freely without being overly affected by currents; micronekton may be operationally defined as taxa too vagile to be caught with conventional plankton nets and too small to be retained by most large-meshed trawls; principal groups include the cephalopods (small species and juvenile stages of large oceanic species), crustaceans (including adult euphausiids, pelagic decapods and mysids), and fishes (mainly mesopelagic species and juveniles of pelagic nekton))
    • found: Encyclopedia of ocean sciences, 2019, via ScienceDirect, Feb. 26, 2020:Nekton (Marine nekton are the active swimmers in the sea, as opposed to plankton that drift with currents; Nekton include fishes, cephalopods, seabirds, marine mammals, reptiles, and crustaceans. They inhabit all the ecological zones of the ocean, from the epipelagic near-surface waters to the deep-sea abyss, including both pelagic and epibenthic animals; the smaller nekton 2-20 cm in length functionally called micronekton. The major taxonomic groups of micronekton are fishes, cephalopods, and large crustaceans, including krill, shrimps and opossum shrimps. The majority of micronekton are not harvested at the present time but krill (euphausiids), shrimps, and lanternfishes are occasionally fished commercially and/or removed as a bycatch)
    • found: YourDictionary.com, Feb. 26, 2020(micronekton: (zoology) Very small crustaceans and other free-swimming marine animals)
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