Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 17, 3385–3407, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 3385–3407, 2020
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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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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