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BG | Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 17, 3385–3407, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3385-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 17, 3385–3407, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-3385-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 05 Jul 2020

Research article | 05 Jul 2020

Quantifying spatiotemporal variability in zooplankton dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico with a physical–biogeochemical model

Taylor A. Shropshire et al.

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NEMURO-GoM model code along with configuration files to run with MITgcm T. Shropshire https://github.com/tashrops/NEMURO-GoM

Temporally averaged three-dimensional fields for all 11 state variables used in NEMURO-GOM along with surface chlorophyll T. Shropshire https://data.gulfresearchinitiative.org

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Zooplankton are the smallest animals in the ocean and important food for fish. Despite their importance, zooplankton have been relatively undersampled. To better understand the zooplankton community in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM), we developed a model to simulate their dynamics. We found that heterotrophic protists are important for supporting mesozooplankton, which are the primary prey of larval fish. The model developed in this study has the potential to improve fisheries management in the GoM.
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