Variability in Delaware Bay zooplankton across spatiotemporal scales: climatic, seasonal, and reproductive influences
Investigator: Jonathan Cohen—University of Delaware
Delaware Sea Grant Researcher Jon Cohen builds on earlier work surveying zooplankton distribution and abundance in Delaware Bay. Zooplankton include not only copepods, but juvenile crabs, fish, and jellyfish. Representing an important component of the food web, and juveniles of commercially important species, these data will inform fisheries managers and scientists about the condition and patterns of abundance in the Bay. Educational programming will also be built around the survey and analysis techniques.
See below for the full project abstract.