High abundances of small copepods early developmental stages and nauplii strengthen the perception of a non-dormant Arctic winter

  title={High abundances of small copepods early developmental stages and nauplii strengthen the perception of a non-dormant Arctic winter},
  author={Coralie Barth-Jensen and Malin Daase and M. R. Ormańczyk and {\O}ystein Varpe and Sławomir Kwaśniewski and Camilla Svensen},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  pages={675 - 690}
The traditional view is that the Arctic polar night is a quiescent period for marine life, but recent reports of high levels of feeding and reproduction in both pelagic and benthic taxa have challenged this. We examined the zooplankton community present in Svalbard fjords, coastal waters, and the shelf break north of Svalbard, during the polar night. We focused on the population structure of abundant copepods (Calanus finmarchicus, Calanus glacialis, Metridia longa, Oithona similis… 

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