Copepoda, cladocera and other holoplanktonic and meroplanktonic
organisms were encountered in all seasons and mostly in all stations (Table I).
Population dynamics of spatially distributed, meroplanktonic
, exploited marine invertebrates.
forms were represented by gastropod and bivalve veligers, crustacean larvae (nauplii, zoea and megalopa), and Polychaeta trocophores.
The abundance of the meroplanktonic
diatom Aulacoseira granulata in the diet of several taxa is in accordance with Bovo-Scomparin and Train (2008) who stated that this is an abundant species in the phytoplankton of lakes associated with Ivinhema River.
It is well established that meroplanktonic
larvae are subject to extensive transport away from adult habitats and extensions of H.
calcified organisms such as juvenile gastropods and foraminifera are adversely affected as C[O.
Because net estuarine flow is seaward, estuarine species with meroplanktonic
larvae have developed behavioral mechanisms that enhance retention and/or immigration and subsequent settlement to adult habitats (Olmi 1995).
distribution and circulation in a coastal retention zone of the northern California upwelling system.
The planktonic taxa designations include euplanktonic, tychoplanktonic, and meroplanktonic
Seasonal variations in the phytoplankton community, particularly in meroplanktonic
dinoflagellates and physico-chemical characteristics of the water column during the sediment collection period were described by Morquecho and Lechuga-Deveze (2004).
Slackening of the current will allow meroplanktonic
species to penetrate nearer to the coast, increasing species competition or leading to the dispersal and possible loss of coastal species.
larvae become entrained in these offshore-moving surface currents and accumulate at fronts where this upwelled water meets the offshore, southward-flowing water of the California Current (Roughgarden et al.