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Title: Influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Mediterranean deep-sea shrimp landings
Authors: Maynou, Francesc
Keywords: Aristeus antennatus
North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)
Benthic–pelagic coupling
Issue Date: 24-Jun-2008
Publisher: Inter Research
Citation: Climate Research 36(3): 253-257 (2008)
Abstract: Recent studies have shown that the population dynamics of deep-sea organisms are affected by coupling between surface oceanic processes and energy, or trophic resources, reaching the sea floor. I analysed the correlation between the landings of a deep-sea shrimp (Aristeus antennatus) in Catalonia (NW Mediterranean) and the climatic indices of the annual North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and winter NAO between 1971 and 2007. I show that the size of landings is significantly correlated with the NAO and with the winter NAO, with 2 and 3 yr lags in both cases. Considering that around 60% of the landings comprise 2 to 3 yr old females, my results suggest that climatic conditions over the western Mediterranean (especially in winter) influence the year-class strength of this deep-sea shrimp, fished from 600 to 800 m depth.
Description: 5 pages, 3 figures.
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/cr00746
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/17282
ISSN: 0936-577X (Print)
1616-1572 (Online)
DOI: 10.3354/cr00746
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