Population dynamic of planktonic copepods in shallow Antarctic waters
Project DescriptionEcological and physiological features of the planktonic copepod Calanus sinicus in the southern Yellow sea in summer were studied to reveal its life history strategy. From the coastal shallow waters to the central part the southern Yellow Sea, a shift of the stage composition occurs from eggnauplius dominated to the fifth copepodite (CV) dominated. Most CVs reside in the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass (YSCWM), where both temperature and food abundance are low.
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