Metal Concentrations in Antarctic Zooplankton Species

  • H. F.-K. O. Hennig
  • G. A. Eagle
  • C. D. McQuaid
  • L. H. Rickett


Trace metal analyses were carried out on 15 species of zooplankton, collected between New Zealand and McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Three species, Themisto gaudichaudi, Eukrohnia hamata, and Euphausia triacantha, were widely distributed. An attempt is made to relate the concentrations of copper, iron, and zinc in these three species to different water-masses. Such relationships could be used to identify feeding grounds of predators which eat zooplankton.


Trace Metal Southern Ocean Trace Metal Concentration Concentration Of32 Antarctic Polar Front 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. F.-K. O. Hennig
    • 1
  • G. A. Eagle
    • 1
  • C. D. McQuaid
    • 2
  • L. H. Rickett
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research Institute for OceanologyStellenboschSouth Africa
  2. 2.Zoology DepartmentUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa
  3. 3.Applied Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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