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Webinar: Effects of Climate Change on Zooplankton Communities

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Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:00

Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 1:00 PM. Webinar: Effects of Climate Change on Zooplankton Communities. Deana Crouser, NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.

An overview and comparison of changing marine environments in Puget Sound and the Bering Sea. Warming waters and anthropogenic contributions have led to increasing incidences of coastal hypoxia world wide, as well as, early sea ice retreat observed in the Arctic. Copepods are an important tropic link between marine primary production and upper trophic levels, and how they respond to climate change will greatly affect the future of our oceans. This research seeks to contribute to implications that hypoxia causes a disruption to copepods diel-vertical migration patterns and early sea ice retreat is prompting a shift in bloom timing relative to zooplankton abundance on the Eastern Bering Sea Shelf.

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