18.09.2019 - 30.09.2019
Baltic Sea

Institution: GEOMAR
Chief scientist: Jörg Süling

The overall objective of this practical for students is to investigate the ecological role of gelatinous plankton in the Baltic Sea food webs and alongside the salinity gradient. To demonstrate the temporal as well as spatial variation of pelagic communities such as bacteria-, phyto and zooplankton as well as in the benthic food webs, different food web tracers will be used. Main focus here is therefore to obtain qualitative and quantitative sample sets of gelatinous zooplankton to investigate their distinct role on bentho-pelagic processes. This will be done during two transects at several stations from the Skagerrak into the Kiel Bight.

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