Biological and Physical Characteristics of a Frontal Region Associated with the Arrival of Spring Freshwater Discharge in the Southwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence
The preliminary results of a study carried out in the southwestern gulf of St. Lawrence to examine the relationship between the physical and biological characteristics of the area and larval fish distribution are presented. It will be shown that the arrival of the spring discharge from the St. Lawrence estuary significantly affects the hydrographie characteristics of the area and that through the formation of fronts may result in increased aggregation of food organisms and fish larvae.
KeywordsBiomass Chlorophyll Silicate Phytoplankton Hull
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