Estimation de la production zooplanctonique sur le plateau continental ivoirien

Binet, D. (1979) Estimation de la production zooplanctonique sur le plateau continental ivoirien. Documents Scientifiques, Centre de Recherches Océanographiques, Abidjan, 10(1), pp. 81-97.

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Abstract

An attempt was made to calculate zooplankton production from weights and settled volumes and from the life cycle of some copepods. Biomass data were recorded during several years from 24 monthly cruises and from a coastal station sampled biweekly. Dry weight data were directly measured or were calculated from the settled volumes using a linear regression. They range, on an average, from 0.965 to 5.56 g m-2 day-1 from the shore line to the edge of the continental shelf. The mean life-span of the cohorts of 12 species of copepods is about 20 days. It is assumed that only 1 spawn occurs per generation-time and that the standing stock is turned-over during the life span of a cohort. The production ranges from 48.2 to 278 mg dry weight m-2 day-1 or 17.9 to 103 mg C m-2 day-1, according to the depth of the studied areas. One third of carnivorous production occurs among the copepods. So, it is assumed that the herbivorous and omnivorous production is about 2/3 of the total zooplanktonic production. This would be a more accurate estimate of secondary production. The standing stock of zooplankton and fishes are in the same order of magnitude; the ratio zooplanktonic production/total fishery is 0.8%.

Item Type: Article
Title: Estimation de la production zooplanctonique sur le plateau continental ivoirien
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Binet, D.
Journal or Publication Title: Documents Scientifiques, Centre de Recherches Océanographiques, Abidjan
Volume: 10
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 81-97
Date: June 1979
Issuing Agency: Centre de Recherches Océanographiques, Côte d'Ivoire
Uncontrolled Keywords: Côte d'Ivoire; Ivorian continental shelf; zooplankton; biomass
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Item ID: 8032
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 09:04
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 09:04
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/8032

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