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The Plankton of Perseverance Harbour, Campbell Island, New Zealand

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Title: The Plankton of Perseverance Harbour, Campbell Island, New Zealand
Authors: Roberts, P.E.
LC Subject Headings: Plankton -- New Zealand
Issue Date: Jul 1972
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Roberts PE. 1972. The plankton of Perseverance Harbour, Campbell Island, New Zealand. Pac Sci 26(3): 296-309.
Abstract: ABSTRACT: Surface plankton samples from Perseverance Harbour, Campbell
Island, New Zealand, were analyzed and species presence was related to hydrological
factors. The hydromedusae Obelia geniculata and Phialella quadrata and
the ctenophore Plettrobrachia pileus did not occur when sea temperatures fell
below 7° C. However, Bougainvillia macloviana was present throughout the year.
Larvae of decapod crustaceans were released immediately after sea surface temperatures
began to rise from their winter minima. Spring samples were dominated
by decapod crustacean larvae, but in 1967 abnormally low sea surface temperatures
were recorded and few decapod crustacean larvae were collected. Hermit
crabs released more larvae in both spring and autumn. Other crabs released most
larvae in spring.
Perseverance Harbour has a typical inlet plankton and is influenced by both
New Zealand and circumpolar subantarctic faunas. The seasonal cycles are typical
of temperate rather than Antarctic waters.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 26, Number 3, 1972

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