The Copepoda (Calanoida, Cyclopoida) of Northern Baffin Bay and Southern Nares Strait: Their Distribution and Aspects of Their Biology.
Scientific rept. 1967-1972,
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Plankton samples collected at sixty stations in northern Baffin Bay and southern Nares Strait between 1968 and 1970 are analyzed. Thirty-six copepod species are identified. Their distributions are controlled by bathymetric and oceanographic features of these regions. Distributions of indicator species reflect the movement of water masses. Zoogeography is discussed. Six species belong to the Atlantic fauna three are Atlantic expatriates. Thirty species belong to the Arctic fauna six are Arctic Basin expatriates. Differences between the relative importance of several species in the Arctic Ocean and Baffin Bay communities are discussed. Life cycles of nine species and adult female sizes of four species are analyzed and related to the presence of the North Water. Author Modified Abstract
- Biological Oceanography