Oceanographic profile Chlorophyll, zooplankton biomass and other measurements collected using net in the SE ATLANTIC in 1969 (NODC Accession 0000930)

Hutchings, L. 1988. Horozontal distribution of mesozooplankton in the Southern Benguela Current, 1969-1974. Investigational Report of the Sea Fisheries Research Institute 131: 1-70.

Spatial Coverage: West Coast of South Africa Temporal Coverage: December 1969 Language: Translated to English

Abstract Excerpt:

Mesozooplankton samples were collected with WP-2 nets over different time and space scales between 1969 and 1974 in the active upwelling zone on the west coast of South Africa. Fluctuations in biomass and species composition are related to hydrographic features, wind patterns and food availability. Samples collected at three-monthly intervals between Cape Columbine (~33 degrees S) and Cape Point (34 degrees 30 minutes S) indicated non-uniform alongshore distribution of plankton in all seasons, with higher levels during the summer and autumn. The annual cycle of mesozooplankton biomass in the region is described, and mechanisms for the replenishment of zooplankton in the nearshore zone after strong upwelling events are proposed. Inshore and near-bottom southward-flowing currents are thought to play a greater role in returning zooplankton to the base of the upwelling tongue than cross-shelf flow or replacement from the south. The standing stock of mesozooplankton averaged about 1 g C per m2 off the Cape Peninsula.
  • Cite as: Sea Fisheries Research Institute (2010). Oceanographic profile Chlorophyll, zooplankton biomass and other measurements collected using net in the SE ATLANTIC in 1969 (NODC Accession 0000930). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 1969-12-02 to 1969-12-16
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: -34
S: -34.3167
E: 18.4333
W: 17.9167
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  • publication: 2010-12-16
Edition 1.1
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  • Cite as: Sea Fisheries Research Institute (2010). Oceanographic profile Chlorophyll, zooplankton biomass and other measurements collected using net in the SE ATLANTIC in 1969 (NODC Accession 0000930). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > ZOOPLANKTON
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • NETS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SOUTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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  • GODAR > Global Oceanographic Data Archaeology and Rescue Project
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  • Cite as: Sea Fisheries Research Institute (2010). Oceanographic profile Chlorophyll, zooplankton biomass and other measurements collected using net in the SE ATLANTIC in 1969 (NODC Accession 0000930). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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  • 2010-12-16T16:25:19 - NCEI Accession 0000930 v1.1 was published.
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  • net
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  • AFRICANA II
  • SARDINOPS
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