Seabird Abstracts
The marine fauna of Lundy - ichthyoplankton (fish plankton)
Townley M & King PE (1980) Rep Lundy Fld Soc 1979 30:49-55
Introduction
The eggs, larvae (still carrying a yolk sac) and post-larvae (loss of yolk sac until they leave the plankton) of fish spend some time drifting or swimming in the surface waters of the open sea as members of the plankton and are thus dispersed by surface currents. The fish species present in the plankton around Lundy therefore reflect not only the fish species present around the island but also the water masses in which they occur; the plankton of open oceanic waters being different from that of coastal areas. The waters around Lundy are regarded as the delimiting zone between the neritic waters of the Mid and Upper Bristol Channel and the more oceanic waters of the Celtic Sea

Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 1979 30


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  • Townley M & King PE (1980) "The marine fauna of Lundy - ichthyoplankton (fish plankton)" Rep Lundy Fld Soc 1979 30:49-55
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    Annual Report of the Lundy Field Society 1979 30

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