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MEPS Supplement 2004 - CPR Atlas - doi: 10.3554/mepscpr011

Continuous Plankton Records: Plankton Atlas of the North Atlantic Ocean (1958-1999). II. Biogeographical charts

Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey Team*

Members in 2004: R. Barnard, S.D. Batten, G. Beaugrand, C. Buckland, D.V.P. Conway, M. Edwards, J. Finlayson, L.W. Gregory, N.C. Halliday, A.W.G. John, D.G. Johns, A.D. Johnson, T.D. Jonas, J.A. Lindley, J. Nyman, P. Pritchard, P.C. Reid, A.J. Richardson, R.E. Saxby, J. Sidey, M.A. Smith, D.P. Stevens, C.M. Taylor, P.R.G. Tranter, A.W. Walne, M. Wootton, C.O.M. Wotton, J.C. Wright

Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, The Laboratory, Citadel Hill, Plymouth PL1 2PB, UK

The following CPR Atlas contains the biogeographical distribution of 240 common pelagic plankton taxa of the North Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. The biogeographical charts were produced using data collected by the Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) survey from 1958 to 1999, incorporating over 155 000 plankton samples. The methodology on spatial interpretation of CPR data and protocols of the CPR survey are fully described in Beaugrand (2004, this volume). The charts are printed in alphabetical order of the genera within each major taxon. Nomenclature for diatoms is based on Hasle & Syvertsen (1996), for dinoflagellates on Steidinger & Tangen (1996), and for copepods on Park (1995) and Mauchline (1998). Details on selected taxa (indicated by * on the charts) are given following the index of the charts.

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