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Fall 2008 Update: Gulf of Maine Subregion

Graphs of SST conditions

The Gulf of Maine subregion experienced mostly average SST conditions during winter into spring, with the suggestion of rapidly warming conditions developing for the summer of 2008. The spring bloom was of average duration with the bloom starting and ending during the same 8-day periods as the climatological data. Judgment on the level of the Gulf of Maine spring bloom will have to be delayed until the MODIS data are reprocessed. Fall 2007 and winter 2007/2008 zooplankton abundances were at or above average but spring abundances were well below average

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