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Abundances of Metridia lucens in the western Irish Sea
Rowlands, W.Ll.; Dickey-Collas, M.; Geffen, A.J.; Nash, R.D.M. (2004). Abundances of Metridia lucens in the western Irish Sea. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 84(3): 617-618
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
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  • Rowlands, W.Ll.
  • Dickey-Collas, M., more
  • Geffen, A.J.
  • Nash, R.D.M.

Abstract
    Interannual and spatial differences in the abundance of Metridia lucens are reported from the Irish Sea from 1996 to 2001. In most years the abundance in spring is very low (<50 m²), however in 2001 the abundance was high and this enabled a rare study of the vertical distribution of M. lucens in coastal waters. The vertical distribution differs with time of day and water column structure. Abundances were always higher in stratified deeper waters compared with mixed or coastal waters.

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