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Ongoing Project: Day and night distribution in zooplankton

Jason Stockwell and others in GLEON, including Stephanie Figary and Watkins.

Day and night sampling may give different information on the zooplankton abundances in lakes, although most sampling is done during the day. The project aims at understanding the proportion of zooplankton that are not collected with daytime tows, and if those zooplankton reside on the bottom sediment or are concentrated in the water close to the bottom that is typically missed with daytime net tows. This has implications for how we sample zooplankton in both Oneida Lake and the Great Lakes.