Ecological Investigations with the Continuous Plankton Recorder: The Zooplankton (other than Copepoda and Young Fish) in the Southern North Sea, 1932-37.

Henderson, GTD; Marshall, NB. 1944 Ecological Investigations with the Continuous Plankton Recorder: The Zooplankton (other than Copepoda and Young Fish) in the Southern North Sea, 1932-37.. Hull Bulletins of Marine Ecology, 1 (6). 255-275.

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I. The report describes the main monthly changes in the distribution and abundance of the zooplankton, other than Copepoda and young fish (dealt with in separate reports), over the southern part of the North Sea from 1932 to 1937. The work is part of the survey carried out by Continuous Plankton Recorders towed at a depth of 10 metres on regular steamship lines between England and the Continent. 2. The limitations to the sampling method are discussed, and it is shown to be unsuitable for recording Mysidacea and Euphausiacea on account of their marked diurnal variation due presumably to vertical migration; they are omitted from the report. 3. The changing distribution of Sagitta, Limacina, Clione, Lamellibranch larvae, Cladocera, Caprellid Amphipoda, Decapod larvae, Echinoderm larvae and Oikopleura are shown in a series of monthly charts while their seasonal fluctuations are compared in time-chart histograms. 4. The Alima larvae of Squilla are recorded on a few occasions in the regions where the Channel opens into the North Sea. 5. The distributional characteristics of the different forms, i.e. their tendencies to even or " patchy " production, are compared.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: BME Digitisation
Subjects: Biology
Marine Sciences
Divisions: Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science > Marine Biodiversity
Depositing User: Clare Marshall
Date made live: 20 Nov 2014 16:09
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:12
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/6242

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