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Migratory and grazing behavior of copepods and vertical distribution of phytoplankton
Daro, M.H. (1988). Migratory and grazing behavior of copepods and vertical distribution of phytoplankton. Bull. Mar. Sci. 43: 710-729
In: Bulletin of Marine Science. University of Miami Press: Coral Gables. ISSN 0007-4977, more
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Keywords
    Grazing; Marine crustaceans; Phytoplankton; Vertical distribution; Marine

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Abstract
    The vertical distribution and grazing activity of copepods was studied during the summer of 1985 throughout the North Sea. In most areas, copepods did not vertically migrated and their vertical distribution followed that of the phytoplankton which was restricted to the upper 20-30 m. This behavior may be a consequence of barely sufficient or limiting food concentrations (about 200 mg multiplied by m-3. The diel grazing patterns as a function of variations in phytoplankton are described for the dominant zooplankton species: Calanus finmarchicus, Oithona similis, Temora longicornis, Pseudocalanus elongatus, Acartia spp., Centropages hamatus, Microsetella spp

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