An overview of Calanus helgolandicus ecology in European waters.
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AuthorsBonnet, D. (Delphine); Richardson, A. (Anthony); Harris, R. (Roger); Hirst, A. (Andrew); Beaugrand, G. (Gregory); Edwards, M. (Martin); Diekman, R. (Rabea); López- Urrutia, Á. (Ángel); Valdés-Santurio, L. (Luis); Carlotti, F. (François); Weikert, H. (Horst); Greve, W. (Wulf); Lucic, D. (Davor); Albaina, A. (Aitor); Daly-Yahia, N. (Nejib); Fonda-Umani, S. (Serena); Miranda, A. (Ana); Cook, K. (Kathryn); Robinson, S. (Susan); Fernández-de-Puelles, M.L. (María Luz); Molinero, J.C. (Juan Carlos); Santos, A. (Antonia) dos; Ceballos, S. (Sara)
KeywordsCalanus helgolandicus; Europe; Time-series; Phenology; Copepod; Distribution; Abundance
We review current knowledge and understanding of the biology and ecology of the calanoid copepod Calanus helgolandicus in European waters, as well as provide a collaborative synthesis of data from 18 laboratories and 26 sampling stations in areas distributed from the northern North Sea to the Aegean and Levantine Seas. This network of zooplankton time-series stations has enabled us to collect and synthesise seasonal and multi-annual data on abundance, body size, fecundity, hatching success and vertical distribution of C. helgolandicus. An aim was to enable comparison with its congener Calanus finmarchicus, which has been studied intensively as a key component of European and north east Atlantic marine ecosystems. C. finmarchicus is known to over-winter at depth, whereas the life-cycle of C. helgolandicus is less well understood. Overwintering populations of C. helgolandicus have been observed off the Atlantic coast between 400 and 800 m, while in the Mediterranean there is evidence ...
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