Presentation on theme: "02 01 00 03 99 98 99 00 01 02 -5 0 5 (weeks) Earlier Later 1998 2001 2002 19992000 2003 Anomalies of Timing for the Maximum Intensity and Male Shrimp Carapace."— Presentation transcript:
(weeks) Earlier Later Anomalies of Timing for the Maximum Intensity and Male Shrimp Carapace Length Area 6 Early blooms linked with bigger shrimp
Direct evidence was found consistent with the existence of a trophic link between recruitment of the haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) on the eastern continental shelf of Nova Scotia and the local dynamics of the spring bloom of phytoplankton. Bloom dynamics are also linked with the size of shrimp on NW Atlantic. Conclusions Using remotely-sensed data on ocean colour, it is possible to describe the seasonal evolution of the spring bloom of phytoplankton on synoptic scales with high resolution in time and space. This work represents a new direction for the application of remotely-sensed data on ocean colour and underlines the importance of maintaining a continuous, internally-consistent stream of such data.