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The distribution of zooplankton in the Southern Ocean and its dependence on the circulation of water
Voronina, N.M. (1968). The distribution of zooplankton in the Southern Ocean and its dependence on the circulation of water, in: Brattström, H. et al. (Ed.) The Importance of Water Movements for Biology and Distribution of Marine Organisms: 2nd European Symposium on Marine Biology, Bergen 24-28 August 1967. Sarsia, 34: pp. 277-284. dx.doi.org/10.1080/00364827.1968.10413391
In: Brattström, H.; Matthews, J.B.L. (Ed.) (1968). The Importance of Water Movements for Biology and Distribution of Marine Organisms: 2nd European Symposium on Marine Biology, Bergen 24-28 August 1967. Sarsia, 34. Norwegian Universities Press: Bergen. 398 pp., more
In: Sarsia. University of Bergen. Universitetsforlaget: Bergen. ISSN 0036-4827, more
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  • Voronina, N.M.

Abstract
    The distribution of zooplankton in the Southern Ocean depends on seasonal changes in quantity and on redistribution of the plankton by currents. In the upper 100 m the meridianal component of the current shifts the maxima of some species northwards from the divergence zone at a mean velocity of about 20 cm/sec. In the Antarctic convergence zone the water sinks at a mean velocity of 10.5 m/day. This brings about an increase of the total plankton amounting to about 3% per day. As the southward flow of deep water is very slow the transfer of plankton in this layer is negligible.

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