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Dahmen, Karl (1997): Mesozooplankton and phytoplankton time series of the Baltic Monitoring Program (BMP). PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Dahmen, K (1997): Dynamics of the main mesozooplankton taxa in the Bornholm Basin (1988-1992). Ojaveer, E. (ed) Proceedings of the 14th Baltic Marine Biologists Symposium. Estonian Academy Publishers, Talinn, 5-34, hdl:10013/epic.37679.d001

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Within the monitoring programme of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) the mesozooplankton of the Bornholm Basin (ICES subdivision 25, station BMP-K2) was sampled by the WP-2 net (lOOfJm) 5-8 times a year in 1988-1992. Abundance, biomass, secondary production and productivity (P/B) were given for mesozooplankton groups and copepod species. Environmental factors recorded were temperature, chlorophyll a and primary production.
Within copepods, the dominant species were Temora longicornis and Pseudocalanus minutus with yearly peak values of 40-50% of the monthly copepod numbers and biomasses. The annual production of Temora longicornis was highest (6.5g C/m**2/y). The biomass of all copepods was at its maximum in June (mean = 2.25g C/m**2), especially in 1992 (3.65g C/m**2). The differences between results from two methods used to calculate the production of copepods were greatest in June and July. The cladocerans were only important in summer and the appendicularians only in spring. The productivity (P/B) of the appendicularians was highest of all mesozooplankton groups. Numbers and the biomass of the meroplankton were one or two orders of magnitude below the holoplanktic groups.
Latitude: 55.250000 * Longitude: 15.983300
Date/Time Start: 1988-03-15T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-11-15T00:00:00
BMP-K2 (monitoring station) * Latitude: 55.250000 * Longitude: 15.983300 * Elevation: -90.0 m * Location: Bornholm Basin, Baltic Sea * Method/Device: WP-2 towed closing plankton net (WP2) * Comment: BMP of HELCOM (Baltic Monitoring Program of Helsinki Commission)
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