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Reproductive success of Pacific copepods in the Arctic Ocean and the possibility of changes in the Arctic ecosystem
Description: The species composition of Arctic zooplankton differs greatly from that of the zooplankton of the North Pacific and Bering Sea. Particularly with greater warming from sea-ice retreat, the reproduction of North Pacific species transported into the Chukchi Sea and beyond may lead to changes in the Arctic pelagic ecosystem. Here, scientists report the egg production and hatching of the Pacific copepod Neocalanus flemingeri in the Chukchi Sea based on shipboard experiments performed in September 2013. [Source: Polar Biology]
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Source: Polar Biology
Publish Date: 7/1/2015
Reading Level: Expert
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