Distribution, biomass, and species composition of salps and doliolids in the Oyashio–Kuroshio transitional region: potential impact of massive bloom on the pelagic food web

  title={Distribution, biomass, and species composition of salps and doliolids in the Oyashio–Kuroshio transitional region: potential impact of massive bloom on the pelagic food web},
  author={Nurul Huda Ahmad Ishak and Kazuaki Tadokoro and Yuji Okazaki and Shigeho Kakehi and Satoshi Suyama and Kazutaka Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of Oceanography},
  pages={351 - 363}
The Oyashio–Kuroshio Transitional Region (OKTR) is a nursery ground for pelagic fishes; thus, community succession of mesozooplankton is pivotal to understand prey availability, and it subsequently affects recruitment success. We investigated the surface distribution, biomass, and species composition of thaliaceans (salps and doliolids) that potentially have a significant impact on the food web and biogeochemical cycle by forming intensive blooms. A total of 11 thaliacean species were recorded… 

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