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Statistical Report

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Ichthyoplankton, Commercial Crustacean Plankton


Commercial plankton were monitored in the vicinity of Florida Power Corporation's Ancolote power plant from January through December, 1976 in order to assess the entrainment potential for ichthyoplankton and planktonic stages of commercially important invertebrates and to estimate the annual standing crop of these organisms.

The purpose of this report is to present commercial plankton data collected at anclote from January through December of 1976. Additional data gathered by Florida Power Corporation and the University of South Florida during 1975 is also discussed. Entrainment loss estimates for commercial plankton have been calculated and are discussed in terms of their possible effects on the local populations involved.