The diel migration of zooplankton is a crucial event to ocean processes and ecosystems. Understanding how turbulent flow affects zooplankton migration helps us better understand this process.
Uncovering marine biophysical interactions with simultaneous observations from multiple current meters
Researchers at the Geological Survey of Japan used a Nortek Aquadopp Profiler and Vector to observe currents, as well as analyze the abundance of zooplankton in the column using backscatter intensity measurements.
The team published a study supporting the idea that turbulence influences zooplankton’s diel migration patterns, using the data collected from their instruments.