Diving techniques in marine mesocosms

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dc.contributor.author Klos, E en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-27T04:30:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-27T04:30:06Z
dc.date.issued 1989 en_US
dc.identifier.citation In: Lang, MA; Jaap, WC (ed). Diving for Science…1989. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences annual scientific diving symposium 28 September - 1 October 1989 Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/10209
dc.description American Academy of Underwater Sciences (http://www.aaus.org/) en_US
dc.description.abstract For the last decade, the Marine Ecosystems Research Lab (MERL) has operated fourteen marine mesocosms, each of which is 13 m3 and is a living model of a temperate estuarine ecosystem. Typically, these tanks have been used to model well-mixed, relatively high salinity (30 parts per thousand) environments by conducting controlled experiments at the ecosystem level that are not possible in the field. At MERL it is possible to observe - under controlled conditions - the trajectory of an ecosystem under stress. Diving has played an important role in our research. Photographic documentation, epibenthic macrofauna quantification and precise location of sampling devices are examples of that role. Due to the relatively small size of the tanks (1.8 meters wide by 5 meters deep) only one diver can enter a tank at a time. This fact has required that we amend "standard" diving procedures to accomplish our work. Safety and supervision are assured in a unique way. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) en_US
dc.subject scientific diving en_US
dc.subject mesocosms en_US
dc.subject ecosystem en_US
dc.subject Photographic en_US
dc.subject Safety en_US
dc.subject methods en_US
dc.title Diving techniques in marine mesocosms en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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