Seasonal occurrence of balanomorph barnacle nauplius larvae in the region of the Antarctic Peninsula
Scheltema, Rudolf S.
Scheltema, Amelie H.
Williams, Isabelle P.
Halanych, Kenneth M.
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Plankton samples taken along the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and in Bransfield Strait show widespread occurrence of Bathylasma corolliforme nauplius larvae during the austral spring, mid-October to the third week of December. During autumn, between the first week of May and early June there was a complete absence of balanomorph nauplii. This evidence shows periodicity in reproduction. There is a seemingly close correlation between the presence of these nauplii and the published data on phytoplankton biomass and seawater surface temperature.
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