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Marine calanoid resting eggs in Norway: abundance and distribution of two copepod species in the sediment of an enclosed marine basin
Næss, T. (1991). Marine calanoid resting eggs in Norway: abundance and distribution of two copepod species in the sediment of an enclosed marine basin. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 110(2): 261-266
In: Marine Biology. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0025-3162, more
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Keywords
    Abundance; Diapause; Population density; Resting eggs; Seasonal variations; Vertical distribution; Acartia clausi Giesbrecht, 1889 [WoRMS]; Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880) [WoRMS]; ANE, Norway, Svartjonn [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Næss, T.

Abstract
    Abundance and distribution of calanoid resting eggs in sediment were examined in 1988-1989 in an enclosed marine basin (Svartatjoenn; western Norway). The basin undergoes rotenone treatment and draining every winter. Egg densities were highest in autumn, when up to 2 x 106 eggs/m2 were found, and lowest in summer. Egg densities were also highest in the deeper parts of the basin and in the upper 1 cm of sediment. Hatching was initiated in late January by pumping warmer deep water from the outside area into the basin. Evidence is given for resting-egg formation in Eurytemora affinis) and Acartia clausi (present phenotype reclassified as A. Teclae by Bradford 1976). Seasonal differences in inhibition of hatching, together with the longevity and tolerance of these eggs, strongly suggest that they are diapause eggs.

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