Accumulation and transport of minerals by marine protozoa. Progress report, September 1, 1976--November 30, 1977. [Mineral concentration by Tintinnida in coastal waters] [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1977.
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- Pages: 12 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Tintinnida are abundant microzooplankton found in all of the world's oceans, and important components of the marine food web as predators, prey, and as regenerators of nutrients. The agglutinated forms take on added importance in coastal waters. Representatives of this group have the unique ability among ciliates to pick up particles from the environment and incorporate them into the lorica. The ecological significance of the phenomenon lies in: it is a pathway whereby radionuclides, metals and other toxic substance can be biologically concentrated and transferred from sediments and the water column to the biota; from the viewpoint of microzooplankton as indicators of environmental perturbations, pollution, or water mass movements, it is important to determine whether minerals accumulated on the lorica can serve as a guide to the site where they originate. Results are reported from studies in progress on the types of mineral matter accumulated by tintinnids.
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- E 1.99:coo-3390-28
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New York Aquarium, Brooklyn (USA). Osborn Labs. of Marine Sciences
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