Abundance and productivity of the pelagic ecosystem along a transect across the northern Mid Atlantic Ridge in June 2003

Hafsteinn Gudfinsson, Høgni Debes, Tone Falkenhaug, Eilif Gaard, Ástthór Gislason, Hildur Petursdóttir, Thorsteinn Sigurdsson, Alexandra Stupnikova, Heðinn Valdimarsson

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Abstract

A research cruise was conducted into the Irminger Sea west and southwest of Iceland on the Icelandic vessel Árni Friðriksson, from 4-30 June 2003, investigating redfish, Sebastes mentella, other pelagic fishes, zooplankton, phytoplankton and the hydrography of the area. Part of the cruise was devoted to a special study on the physical and chemical factors as well as the abundance of phytoplankton, meso- and macrozooplankton and planktivorous fish on a transect across the northern part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). This research is a part of the MAR-ECO project which aims to study the ecosystem associated with the northern MAR. In this paper we analyse the organisation of the pelagic ecosystem on the transect over the northern MAR, from phytoplankton to fish as apex predators.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherICES
Number of pages23
VolumeICES CM 2008/C:12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameICES CM
No.C12
Volume2008

Keywords

  • MAR-ECO
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge
  • environmental factors
  • phytoplankton
  • zooplankton
  • fish

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