MEPS 388:27-40 (2009)  -  doi:10.3354/meps08134

Effects of increased pCO2 and temperature on the North Atlantic spring bloom. II. Microzooplankton abundance and grazing

Julie M. Rose1,3, Yuanyuan Feng1,4, Christopher J. Gobler2, Robert Gutierrez2, Clinton E. Hare1, Karine Leblanc1,5,6, David A. Hutchins1,4,*

1College of Marine and Earth Studies, University of Delaware, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, Delaware 19958, USA
2School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794, USA
3Present address: Biology Department, MS #32, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 266 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543, USA
4Present address: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, 3616 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, California 90089, USA
5Present address: Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, LOB-UMR 6535, Laboratoire d’Océanographie et de Biogéochimie, OSU/Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
6Present address: CNRS (CNRS/INSU), UMR 6535, Campus de Luminy Case 901, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
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ABSTRACT: The North Atlantic spring bloom is one of the largest annually occurring phytoplankton blooms in the world ocean. The pre