Zooplankton and Micronekton Distribution and Interaction with Predators at the Northwest Atlantic Shelf Break and its Canyons
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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Our long-term goal is to address the interaction of physical and biological processes determining the distribution, abundance, and community composition of zooplankton and micronekton and their association with predators including marine mammals, seabirds, and fish at the northwest Atlantic continental shelf break and its canyons, inclusive of the role of inter-annual variability and the effects of Gulf Stream warm-core rings. In the mid- to long-term, we anticipate addressing these topics via inter-disciplinary projects integrating our work on lower trophic levels with that of colleagues with expertise in top predator ecology, physical oceanography, ocean acoustics, and bio-physical modeling.
- Biological Oceanography
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography