Plankton of the Hauraki Gulf

by Jillett, John B.

Abstract (Summary)
Historical background: Study of plankton communities of New Zealand waters has been neglected in the past. The various expeditions which have collected in the area have mostly concentrated on dredging, shore collecting and bathypelagic programmes. Even the earliest expeditions, dateing from the voyages of Cook, recorded superficial observations of plankton organisms. However, the first serious observations were the descriptions by Dana (1850's), of pelagic crustaceans from the collections of the U.S. Exploring Expeditions (1840). Then in the winter of 1874, H.M.S. "Challenger" made a number of tow-nettings in the Tasman Sea and the reports of the expedition together comprise the first comprehensive account of the plankton of the area.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Professor J.E. Morton; Dr. R.M. Cassie

School:The University of Auckland / Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau

School Location:New Zealand

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fields of research 270000 biological sciences 270500 zoology


Date of Publication:01/01/1966

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