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Horizontal distribution of calanoid copepods in the western Arctic Ocean during the summer of 2008

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Title: Horizontal distribution of calanoid copepods in the western Arctic Ocean during the summer of 2008
Authors: Matsuno, Kohei Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Yamaguchi, Atsushi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Shimada, Koji Browse this author
Imai, Ichiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Calanus glacialis
Copepod community
Metridia longa
Pacific water
Pseudocalanus spp.
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Journal Title: Polar Science
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Start Page: 105
End Page: 119
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.polar.2012.01.002
Abstract: The horizontal distribution of the epipelagic zooplankton communities in the western Arctic Ocean was studied during August-October 2008. Zooplankton abundance and biomass were higher in the Chukchi Sea, and ranged from 3,000 to 274,000 ind. m^[-2] and 5 to 678 g WM m^[-2], respectively. Copepods were the most dominant taxa and comprised 37-94% of zooplankton abundance. For calanoid copepods, 30 species belonging to 20 genera were identified. Based on the copepod abundance, their communities were classified into three groups using a cluster analysis. The horizontal distribution of each group was well synchronized with depth zones, defined here as Shelf, Slope and Basin. Neritic Pacific copepods were the dominant species in the Shelf zone. Arctic copepods were substantially greater in the Slope zone than the other regions. Mesopelagic copepods were greater in the Basin zone than the other regions. Stage compositions of large-sized Arctic copepods (C. glacialis and M. longa) were characterized by the dominance of late copepodid stages in the Basin. Both the abundance and stage compositions of large copepods corresponded well with Chl. a concentrations in each region, with high Chl. α in the Shelf and Slope supporting reproduction of copepods resulting in high abundance dominated by early copepodid stages.
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/52275
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