Fall 2007 Update: Southern New England Subregion
SST conditions were warm in the Southern New England subregion beginning in fall and lasting well into winter. Spring SST conditions were closer to the long-term mean or only slighter cooler than average. The 2007 spring bloom was relatively early and was very intense with chlorophyll concentrations around 5 mg m-3. The winter 2007 zooplankton biomass for Southern New England was extremely low, well below the long-term mean for the subregion. Since the January-February zooplankton estimate is provisional, caution should used in interpreting this trend.