Biological productivity enhancement over a continental shelf break (Bay of Biscay, NE Atlantic) evidenced by mesozooplankton aspartate transcarbamylase activity

Type Article
Date 2011-04
Language English
Author(s) Bergeron Jean-Pierre1, Koueta Noussithe2
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, Ctr Atlantique, Dept Ecol & Modeles Halieut EMH, F-44311 Nantes 03, France.
2 : Univ Caen, Lab Biol & Biotechnol Marines, F-14032 Caen, France.
Source Journal Of Oceanography (0916-8370) (Springer), 2011-04 , Vol. 67 , N. 2 , P. 249-252
DOI 10.1007/s10872-011-0020-9
WOS© Times Cited 4
Keyword(s) Aspartate transcarbamylase, Chlorophyll a, Mesozooplankton, Satellite imagery, Continental shelf break, Bay of Biscay
Abstract During spring of 2005, satellite imagery revealed high sea surface chlorophyll a concentrations over the edge of a wide continental shelf in the Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic). As a descriptor of biological productivity, mesozooplankton aspartate transcarbamylase specific activity was measured in situ during the bloom. Notably high values were detected in the bloom area relative to other parts of the study area.
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