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Table 1 Seasonal mean zooplankton abundance (N m−3), consisting of calanoid copepods and cirriped nauplii, in the Kiel Canal in the years 2007–2012

From: Food-limited growth of larval Atlantic herring Clupea harengus recurrently observed in a coastal nursery area

  Eurytemora affinis Acartia tonsa Pseudocalanus elongatus Temora longicornis Centropages hamatus Cirriped nauplii
2007 8144 ± 10,314 1287 ± 2655 167 ± 130 32 ± 47 48 ± 85 3127 ± 3773
2008 466 ± 454 535 ± 712 58 ± 35 5 ± 7 8 ± 7 4046 ± 5620
2009 27,618 ± 26,485 5398 ± 5551 3605 ± 5617 0 ± 0 0 ± 0 9650 ± 12,403
2010 11,644 ± 10,445 2378 ± 1029 22 ± 36 5 ± 16 0 ± 0 3663 ± 6520
2011 44,445 ± 49,774 3004 ± 2329 563 ± 777 0 ± 0 0 ± 0 9843 ± 9373
2012 17,823 ± 19,147 458 ± 500 226 ± 308 5 ± 16 0 ± 0 2248 ± 3042
  1. The time frame used for calculation corresponds to availability of larval growth data. Numbers after ± indicate standard deviations