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Document Type

Research

Abstract

"Little is known of the bottom fauna of the locality." This passage is taken from an Extension Bulletin of the State University of Iowa which describes the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory on West Lake Okoboji and its facilities for biological investigations. It should be stressed at the outse.t that there are few lakes which do not share with Okoboji this relatively unexplored state of their bottom biota. A study was begun in July 1950 with a view to eventually answering the following questions: 1. What is the distribution of macroscopic bottom dwelling animals in the lake? 2. Does this distribution follow a pattern that can be correlated with environmental factors such as the nature of bottom deposits, slope of the bottom in various regions, temperature, dissolved gases in the water, currents in the lake and others?

Publication Date

1951

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

58

Issue

1

First Page

405

Last Page

414

Copyright

© Copyright 1951 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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