Drifting and resident plankton

S. Kaartvedt

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Various crustaceans in Norwegian fjords drift passively with the currents; others remain in specific and predictable locations. The presented examples include mysids, shrimps, euphausiids and copepods; the preferred habitat of these crustaceans appears to be determined by bottom topography. Some plankters may gain a potential adaptive advantage by maintaining their horizontal positions above suitable bathymetry. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of Marine Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Oceanography


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