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The Kuroshio: Part III. Zooplankton
Hirota, Y. (1995). The Kuroshio: Part III. Zooplankton. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 33: 151-220
In: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review. Aberdeen University Press/Allen & Unwin: London. ISSN 0078-3218, more
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Keywords
    Biomass; Dominant species; Migrations; Neritic zone; Pelagic regions; Seasonal variations; Vertical distribution; Zoogeography; Zooplankton; INW, Japan, Honshu, Sagami Bay [Marine Regions]; ISEW, Kuroshio Current [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Hirota, Y.

Abstract
    The ecological characteristics of the zooplankton in the Kuroshio region from east of the Philippines to east of Honshu are summarized. Subtropical and tropical species are dominant and subarctic species, mesopelagic and bathypelagic species are minor components in the Kuroshio region. The zooplankton biomass in the coastal region of Japan shows two peaks, in spring and autumn. Neritic species are dominant in spring. Their percentage begins to decrease in the summer and autumn, and pelagic species increase in number.

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