Mesozooplankton dynamics along the Northwest and north Iberian Shelf.
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AuthorsButtay, L. (Lucie); Nogueira, E. (Enrique); González-Quirós, R. (Rafael); Miranda, A. (Ana); Casas-Rodríguez, G. (Gerardo); Bode, A. (Antonio); Álvarez-Ossorio-Costa, M.T. (María Teresa); Valdés-Santurio, L. (Luis)
Within the framework of the RADIALES time series monitoring program carried out by the Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), 10 stations were monthly sampled for zooplankton biomass, abundance and taxonomic composition. Additionally, hydrographic features and nutrient concentrations were also measured. From the beginning of the program, a total of 2179 zooplankton samples have been collected. The sampling stations are located along four coastal-ocean sections in the Northwest and North Iberian shelf, off Vigo, A Coruña, Gijón and Santander beginning in 1994, 1991, 2001, 1992, respectively. There is classically a contrasted situation between the Galician and the Cantabrian coast. Since the Galician coast represents the northern limit of the Canary upwelling system, coastal upwelling has a major influence on their hydrodynamic behavior and nutrient distributions. In the Cantabrian coast, upwelling is restricted to occasional events during summer and nutrient fertilization depends mostly ...
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