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Table 1 Average and maximum value (in parenthesis) of density and biomass for each copepod size fraction and relative contribution of each copepod size fraction to total density and biomass in each summer cruise

From: Interannual fluctuations in copepod abundance and contribution of small forms in the Drake Passage during austral summer

  2000 2001 2003
Density (ind L−1)
 <300-μm fraction 0.402 (2.04) 2.499 (9.71) 1.047 (6.88)
 >300-μm fraction 0.096 (1.00) 0.319 (2.99) 0.013 (0.06)
 All 0.498 (3.04) 2.818 (12.70) 1.060 (6.93)
Relative contribution
 <300-μm fraction 77% 92% 80%
 >300-μm fraction 22% 8% 20%
Biomass (μg C m−3)
 <300-μm fraction 58 (227) 443 (4,659) 84 (438)
 >300-μm fraction 786 (5,242) 4,046 (27,540) 238 (3,294)
 All 667 (5,291) 4,490 (28,300) 322 (3,409)
Relative contribution
 <300-μm fraction 40% 63% 54%
 >300-μm fraction 60% 36% 46%