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Copepod grazing during a declining spring phytoplankton bloom in the northern North Sea

Gamble, J.C.

Marine Biology (Berlin) 49.4: 303-315


ISSN/ISBN: 0025-3162
DOI: 10.1007/bf00455025
Accession: 000623264

Grazing rates of copepods in 2 ranges of size were estimated in seawater from different depths in the North Sea on successive occasions during spring bloom of phytoplankton. During the inital period in which the phytoplankton population was dominated by Chaetoceros spp diatoms ingestion rates were constant in the larger copepods (Calanus finmarchicus) at suspended particulate concentrations with C more than 300 mu g/litre.

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