Biogeography of key mesozooplankton species in the North Atlantic and egg production of Calanus finmarchicus

W. Melle, J. A. Runge, E. Head, S. Plourde, C. Castellani, P. Licandro, J. Pierson, S. H. Jónasdóttir, C. Johnson, C. Broms, H. Debes, T. Falkenhaug, E. Gaard, A. Gislason, M. R. Heath, B. Niehoff, T. G. Nielsen, P. Pepin, E. K. Stenevik, G. Chust

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Abstract

Here we present a new, pan-North-Atlantic compilation of data on key mesozooplankton species, including the most important copepod, Calanus finmarchicus. Distributional data of eight representative zooplankton taxa, from recent (2000–2009) Continuous Plankton Recorder data, are presented, along with basin-scale data of the phytoplankton colour index. Then we present a compilation of data on C. finmarchicus, including observations of abundance, demography, egg production and female size, with accompanying data on temperature and chlorophyll. This is a contribution by Canadian, European and US scientists and their institutions: http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.820732, http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.824423, http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.828393 (please also see Melle et al., 2013; Castellani and Licandro, 2013; Jónasdóttir et al., 2014).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-230
Number of pages8
JournalEarth System Science Data
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • mesozooplankton species
  • Calanus finmarchicus
  • C. finmarchicus
  • egg production

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Melle, W., Runge, J. A., Head, E., Plourde, S., Castellani, C., Licandro, P., Pierson, J., Jónasdóttir, S. H., Johnson, C., Broms, C., Debes, H., Falkenhaug, T., Gaard, E., Gislason, A., Heath, M. R., Niehoff, B., Nielsen, T. G., Pepin, P., Stenevik, E. K., & Chust, G. (2015). Biogeography of key mesozooplankton species in the North Atlantic and egg production of Calanus finmarchicus. Earth System Science Data, 7(2), 223-230. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-223-2015