The impact of the 1997-1999 warm-SST and low-productivity episode on fisheries in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico

Citation:
Manzano-Sarabia, M, Salinas-Zavala CA, Kahru M, Lluch-Cota SE, Gonzalez-Becerril A.  2008.  The impact of the 1997-1999 warm-SST and low-productivity episode on fisheries in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Hydrobiologia. 610:257-267.

Date Published:

Sep

Keywords:

1997-98, campeche-bank, chlorophyll, chlorophyll a, el-nino, fisheries, grouper epinephelus-morio, marine ecosystems, pacific-ocean, pool, primary productivity, regime shifts, sea surface temperature, shrimp farfantepenaeus-duorarum, southern gulf

Abstract:

Satellite-derived time-series of sea surface temperature (SST), chlorophyll a, and net primary productivity showed a period of warm SST and low productivity during 1997 and 1999 in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico followed by a period of colder than average SST (2000-2001). This shift between the warm and cold oceanic conditions might have caused significant changes in the structure of the ecosystem that is shown by changes in primary productivity and fishery landings between those periods.

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DOI:

10.1007/s10750-008-9440-y