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Webber, Mona, K.,; Roff, J.C.; Chisholm, L.A.; Clarke, C.
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Life Sciences (Botany and Zoology); Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
Zooplankton distributions and community structure in an area of the south coast shelf of Jamaica
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Journal Title
Bulletin of Marine Science
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Date of Publication
1996
Volume ID
59
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
259-270
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Abstract
Examines the abundance, species composition and biomass of the zooplankton communities of a 69 km2 area on the southern shelf of Jamaica. Monthly samples were collected from 16 stations between March and October 1986. Using species distribution coupled with the recorded abundance, identifies three distinct regions representing different water quality types which can be explained by proximity to land derived nutrient inputs or the presence of water retention mechanisms. Lucifer faxoni and Penilia avirostris are identified as indicators of Harbour waters and Temora stylifera as an indicator of oceanic waters....
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