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Increases in jellyfish biomass in the Bering Sea: implications for the ecosystem
There has been a dramatic increase in jellyfish biomass over the eastern Bering Sea shelf since the early 1990s, which was previously hypothesized to have been triggered by changing climate and oceanExpand
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Newly designed quantitative frame trawl for sampling larval and juvenile pelagic fish
: A newly designed frame trawl with a 5 m2 mouth area was constructed for quantitative sampling of larval and juvenile pelagic fishes and its performance was tested in the ocean. Towing depth of theExpand
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Effects of decadal climate change on zooplankton over the last 50 years in the western subarctic North Pacific
Decadal- to multi-decadal variations have been reported in many regional ecosystems in the North Pacific, resulting in an increasing demand to elucidate the link between long-term climatic forcingExpand
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Environmental effects on recruitment and productivity of Japanese sardine Sardinops melanostictus and chub mackerel Scomber japonicus with recommendations for management
We compared a wide range of environmental data with measures of recruitment and stock production for Japanese sardine Sardinops melanostictus and chub mackerel Scomber japonicus to examine factorsExpand
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Influence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation on phytoplankton phenology and community structure in the western North Pacific
[1] Phytoplankton phenology and community structure in the western North Pacific were investigated for 2001–2009, based on satellite ocean colour data and the Continuous Plankton Recorder survey. WeExpand
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In situ grazing rate of the copepod population in the western subarctic North Pacific during spring
Time series sampling with a multi-layer plankton sampler was carried out in the western subarctic North Pacific during spring 1991. Neocalanus cristatus, N. flemingeri and Eucalanus bungii dominatedExpand
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Significance of serum free prostate specific antigen in the screening of prostate cancer.
PURPOSE The significance of serum free prostate specific antigen (PSA) in the screening of prostate cancer was examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective clinical trial was conducted on 701 maleExpand
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Serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in patients with nonalcoholic liver disease and with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is used as a reliable and specific marker of alcohol consumption. However, recent studies have shown false-positive CDT test results in nonalcoholicExpand
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Interdecadal variations in Japanese sardine and ocean/climate
Relations between the long-term variations in numbers of Japanese sardine and in ocean/climate were studied. We examined long-term records of the spring air temperature on the north-western coast ofExpand
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Downward carbon transport by diel vertical migration of the copepods Metridia pacifica and Metridia okhotensis in the Oyashio region of the western subarctic Pacific Ocean
Abstract Seasonal change in the downward carbon transport due to respiration and mortality through diel vertical migration (DVM) of the calanoid copepods Metridia pacifica and Metridia okhotensis wasExpand
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