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Table 5

Mean percent (± SD) concentration of marine snow per size class in the total water column and the BNL. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.285.t5

PC castTotal water-column size class (mm)BNL-only size class (mm)

0.5–1.01.0–2.02.0–4.0n0.5–1.01.0–2.02.0–4.0n

 
4.20 ± 2.2 92.5 ± 4.5 3.1 ± 2.7 127 3.2 ± 0.5 93.6 ± 0.9 3.1 ± 0.5 
10.1 ± 1.0 81.7 ± 1.6 8.0 ± 1.8 137 no BNL no BNL no BNL N/A 
9.9 ± 1.7 87.5 ± 2.1 2.3 ± 1.4 143 8.8 ± 1.2 82.9 ± 2.8 7.8 ± 3.2 21 
20.4 ± 2.8 77.9 ± 2.7 1.6 ± 1.4 144 20.3 ± 3.0 76.8 ± 2.6 2.9 ± 1.2 22 
21.8 ± 2.6 76.7 ± 2.7 1.4 ± 1.1 144 21.6 ± 3.0 76.6 ± 3.0 1.7 ± 1.0 26 
PC castTotal water-column size class (mm)BNL-only size class (mm)

0.5–1.01.0–2.02.0–4.0n0.5–1.01.0–2.02.0–4.0n

 
4.20 ± 2.2 92.5 ± 4.5 3.1 ± 2.7 127 3.2 ± 0.5 93.6 ± 0.9 3.1 ± 0.5 
10.1 ± 1.0 81.7 ± 1.6 8.0 ± 1.8 137 no BNL no BNL no BNL N/A 
9.9 ± 1.7 87.5 ± 2.1 2.3 ± 1.4 143 8.8 ± 1.2 82.9 ± 2.8 7.8 ± 3.2 21 
20.4 ± 2.8 77.9 ± 2.7 1.6 ± 1.4 144 20.3 ± 3.0 76.8 ± 2.6 2.9 ± 1.2 22 
21.8 ± 2.6 76.7 ± 2.7 1.4 ± 1.1 144 21.6 ± 3.0 76.6 ± 3.0 1.7 ± 1.0 26 
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