Journal Article

Seven copepod species considered as indicators of water-mass influence and changes: results from a Northumberland coastal station

D Bonnet and C Frid

in ICES Journal of Marine Science

Published on behalf of ICES/CIEM

Volume 61, issue 4, pages 485-491
Published in print January 2004 | ISSN: 1054-3139
Published online January 2004 | e-ISSN: 1095-9289 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icesjms.2004.03.005
Seven copepod species considered as indicators of water-mass influence and changes: results from a Northumberland coastal station

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Zooplankton has been sampled monthly since 1969 at Station Z off the Northumberland coast. Seven copepod species were chosen as potential indicators of specific water masses. Data have been analysed to provide information about seasonal and interannual changes in the zooplankton community with special reference to the indicator taxa and to the possible role of hydrographic and climate drivers, including variations in the position of the Gulf Stream North Wall position and the North Atlantic Oscillation. Results show that, at this Northumberland coastal station, some copepod species are likely to be good indicators of water-mass influence and changes.

Keywords: copepods; long-term series; North Sea; water-mass indicators

Journal Article.  3099 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environmental Science ; Marine and Estuarine Biology

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