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BG | Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 17, 455–473, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-455-2020
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Special issue: Ocean deoxygenation: drivers and consequences – past, present...

Biogeosciences, 17, 455–473, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-455-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 30 Jan 2020

Research article | 30 Jan 2020

Zooplankton diel vertical migration and downward C flux into the oxygen minimum zone in the highly productive upwelling region off northern Chile

Pritha Tutasi and Ruben Escribano

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Faunal abundance and CTD measurements of stations T3, T5 and L6 from cruise Lowphox-I during December 2015, Chile P. Tutasi and R. Escribano https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.911389

Faunal abundance and CTD measurements of stations T3, T5 and L6 from cruise Lowphox-I during December 2015, Chile P. Tutasi and R. Escribano https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.911368

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Vertical migration of zooplankton has rarely been studied under the effect of a variable community structure, which depending on the behavior and size of its groups can strongly alter the magnitude of C being actively taken to depth by migrants. Here, we address this issue in a highly productive upwelling system, where a high amount of zooplankton can daily move below the mixed layer despite presence of an extremely low–oxygen water and so contribute to a significant export of C to depth.
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