The planktonic foraminiferal fauna was studied from 186 samples collected by the R/V Melville in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean during 1972. The samples were collected in the surface layer (horizontal tows) and throughout the water column from 500-0 m. (vertical tows). Twenty species were recognized (some with various formae). These species can be divided according to their temperature requirements into cold-temperate, warm-temperate, warm and cosmopolitan species. Based on the distribution of these species, 4 types of surface water were determined.
Lena, Haydee; Watanabe, Silvia; and Souto, Sara, "Planktonic Foraminifera Collected By The R/V Melville (1972) In The Southwest Atlantic" (1981). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Faculty Publications. 84.