Early spring bloom underway in Monterey
Description and Comments
Juvenile Pleurobrachia, ~2-6 mm, were abundant in the surface slicks today, many caught in the plankton tow. A lot of copepod diversity. Blue water color, gelatinous zooplankton was so dense it was easily seen from above. C. fuscescens still present below the surface layer too. Leucothea also present in the surface slicks.