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Lebrato, Mario (2013): Sinking speed of Salps (S. thompsoni). PANGAEA,, In supplement to: Lebrato, Mario; Mendes, Pedro André; Steinberg, Deborah K; Birsa, Laura M; Benavides, Mar; Oschlies, Andreas (2013): Jelly biomass sinking speed reveals a fast carbon export mechanism. Limnology and Oceanography, 58(3), 1113-1122,

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Dead Salps LMG 11-01, Western Antarctic Peninsula
Date of experiment- 2/2/2011
Starting temperature= -0.16 deg. C
End temperature= (not recorded, but shouldn't have changed much)
Notes: salps #1-3 were already dead, salps #4-15 killed in hot water (beaker containing salps in cold water placed within in a beaker with hot water, so inner beaker water with salp slowly warmed. Salp biovolume is displacemnt volume.
Sinking rate experiments in the field were performed in clear plexiglas column 57cm tall, with a diameter of 12.5 cm. The column was filled with surface seawater to approximately 6 cm below the top, and animals were released just below the water surface.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1NumberNoLebrato, Mario
2VolumeVolmlLebrato, MarioBiovolume
3DistanceDistancemLebrato, Mario
4Time in secondsTimesLebrato, Mario
5Sinking velocitySinking Vm/dayLebrato, Mario
6CommentCommentLebrato, MarioSinking Orientation
7CommentCommentLebrato, Mario
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