Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 15, 631–649, 2019

Special issue: Coastal marine infrastructure in support of monitoring, science,...

Ocean Sci., 15, 631–649, 2019

Research article 29 May 2019

Research article | 29 May 2019

Zooplankton diel vertical migration in the Corsica Channel (north-western Mediterranean Sea) detected by a moored acoustic Doppler current profiler

Davide Guerra et al.

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Diel vertical migration (DVM) is a survival strategy adopted by zooplankton that was investigated in the Corsica Channel using acoustic data from April 2014 to November 2016. The principal aim of the study is to characterize migratory patterns and biomass temporal evolution along the water column. In addition, net samples were taken during summer 2015 at the same location. During the investigated period, zooplankton had a well-defined daily and seasonal cycle, with peaks in late winter.