Zooplankton and bioluminescence in
 Monterey Bay

Steve Haddock, Ph.D.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Friday, April 13, 2001
2:00 p.m.–Pacific Forum

There are many unanswered questions regarding the ecology of zooplankton in Monterey Bay, ranging from distributions and seasonal abundance of plankton, to the basic taxonomy of midwater organisms, and the functions and mechanisms of their bioluminescence. I am fortunate to have been able to apply modern techniques and MBARI's unique resources to answer some of these fundamental questions.

I will present results from two main areas of my research: (1) progress in the phylogeny and ecology of zooplankton using molecular and laboratory techniques, and (2) large-scale integrated mapping of bioluminescence and zooplankton distribution in Monterey Bay using an AUV, ROV, and other platforms.

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