Table 1.

General characteristics of the Villefranche Bay and the Monterey Bay samples

Site/date (maximum depth [m])Depth (m)Temp (°C)Salinity (ppt)Oxygen (mg/liter)Cells/ml (105)Status (DPM/cella)
Villefranche/21 July 1998 (300)022.438.06.83.73Killed (4.78 × 10−5)
Live (3.32 × 10−2)
20017.0N/Ab N/A1.82Killed (1.49 × 10−4)
Live (5.07 × 10−2)
Monterey/14 July 1999 (886)014.033.759.6421.3Killed (8.61 × 10−5)
Live (3.65 × 10−2)
2008.734.052.843.10Killed (2.62 × 10−4)
Live (2.19 × 10−2)
  • a DPM/cell, radioactivity level in units of disintegrations per minute normalized to the cell concentration.

  • b N/A, not applicable.