|Synoptic surveys of the Western English Channel. The Relationships between plankton and hydrography|
Robinson, G.A.; Aiken, J.; Hunt, H.G. (1986). Synoptic surveys of the Western English Channel. The Relationships between plankton and hydrography. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 66(1): 201-218
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
Abundance; Hydrography; Plankton; Marine
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- Robinson, G.A.
- Aiken, J.
- Hunt, H.G.
The relationship between the plankton and the hydrography of the western English Channel has been investigated, through tows by the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) over the period 1974-81 and the Undulating Oceanographic Recorder (UOR) at irregular intervals from 1979 to 1981, on a route between Plymouth (England) and Roscoff (France). The Seasonal and spatial distribution of 21 species (or groups of species) of phytoplankton and 24 species of zooplankton, together with estimates of total phytoplankton and zooplankton biomass conformed to a general pattern which could be related to measurements, by the UOR, of temperature and chlorophyll of the water column. Usually, it was possible to identify 3 areas (discussed here) through their planktonic and hydrographic properties.