In the plankton sessions we found copepods with their egg sacs, barnacle larve andsome diatoms under the highest magnification.
copepods in large densities in surface waters, which is known to be the primary food source of basking sharks in summer months.
To build a biodiversity database comprising all records of Brazilian marine planktonic copepods based on literature, collections and new material.
In contrast to total copepods, Calanus finmarchicus shows a decline.
The tidally mixed near shore environments support zooplankton communities dominated by smaller copepods and having large meroplankton contributions.