*Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98115, U.S.A.
Long-term variability in zooplankton biomass in the subarctic Pacific Ocean
Article first published online: 5 OCT 2007
Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 32–38, March 1992
How to Cite
BRODEUR, R. D. and WARE, D. M. (1992), Long-term variability in zooplankton biomass in the subarctic Pacific Ocean. Fisheries Oceanography, 1: 32–38. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2419.1992.tb00023.x
- Issue published online: 5 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 5 OCT 2007
- temporal variability;
- climate effects;
- subarctic Pacific
Zooplankton collections from the subarctic Pacific were analyzed from two periods (1956–1962 and 1980–1989). In this report, we document: 1) a positive correlation between the intensity of winter winds and subsequent summer zooplankton biomass in the subarctic gyre within these periods; and 2) a doubling of zooplankton biomass and a similar increase in pelagic fish and squid abundance between these two periods of time. Some possible explanations for these changes are considered.