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@article{2ade72d7dc7d40f4926c50e3d3266f6b,
title = "Biological processes in the North Sea: comparison of Calanus helgolandicus and Calanus finmarchicus vertical distribution and production",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
author = "Sigrun Jonasdottir and Marja Koski",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1093/plankt/fbq085",
volume = "33",
number = "1",
pages = "63--84",
journal = "Journal of Plankton Research",
issn = "0142-7873",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Biological processes in the North Sea: comparison of Calanus helgolandicus and Calanus finmarchicus vertical distribution and production

A1 - Jonasdottir,Sigrun

A1 - Koski,Marja

AU - Jonasdottir,Sigrun

AU - Koski,Marja

PB - Oxford University Press

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Comparison of abundance, vertical distribution and reproduction of the cousin species, the boreal Calanus finmarchicus and temperate Calanus helgolandicus was carried out on four cruises in July and August north of the Dogger Bank, North Sea. During this period, the water column was highly stratified with a tidally generated deep chlorophyll maximum at 30 m depth. When co-occurring, a separation of the species was evident, where C. finmarchicus preferred colder (9°C) deeper waters, while C. helgolandicus stayed in the warmer (16°C) surface waters. Egg production rates (EPRs) were not statistically different between the species, and the population egg production depended primarily on female abundance and was generally higher for C. finmarchicus. EPRs of the Calanus spp. were best explained by the abundance of autotrophic and heterotrophic dinoflagellates, flagellates and ciliates. Hatching success remained over 90% at all times but the estimated naupliar survival (N1–N6) was only 9%. The chlorophyll maximum supported highest faecal pellet production and egg production at the stations close to the bank. This study shows that C. finmarchicus can remain reproductively active in the North Sea ecosystem longer than previously thought, and with warmer surface temperatures retreat to cooler, deeper waters utilizing the deep chlorophyll maximum. This implies that C. finmarchicus cannot be reliably sampled with the Continuous Plankton Recorder during summer.

AB - Comparison of abundance, vertical distribution and reproduction of the cousin species, the boreal Calanus finmarchicus and temperate Calanus helgolandicus was carried out on four cruises in July and August north of the Dogger Bank, North Sea. During this period, the water column was highly stratified with a tidally generated deep chlorophyll maximum at 30 m depth. When co-occurring, a separation of the species was evident, where C. finmarchicus preferred colder (9°C) deeper waters, while C. helgolandicus stayed in the warmer (16°C) surface waters. Egg production rates (EPRs) were not statistically different between the species, and the population egg production depended primarily on female abundance and was generally higher for C. finmarchicus. EPRs of the Calanus spp. were best explained by the abundance of autotrophic and heterotrophic dinoflagellates, flagellates and ciliates. Hatching success remained over 90% at all times but the estimated naupliar survival (N1–N6) was only 9%. The chlorophyll maximum supported highest faecal pellet production and egg production at the stations close to the bank. This study shows that C. finmarchicus can remain reproductively active in the North Sea ecosystem longer than previously thought, and with warmer surface temperatures retreat to cooler, deeper waters utilizing the deep chlorophyll maximum. This implies that C. finmarchicus cannot be reliably sampled with the Continuous Plankton Recorder during summer.

U2 - 10.1093/plankt/fbq085

DO - 10.1093/plankt/fbq085

JO - Journal of Plankton Research

JF - Journal of Plankton Research

SN - 0142-7873

IS - 1

VL - 33

SP - 63

EP - 84

ER -