Resting eggs are important phases in the life strategy of many coastal and estuarine copepods. The egg mortality in the sediment layers where they are buried, as well as re-suspension from the sediment into the water column where eggs may hatch are factors that affect the success of this life strategy. Considering that fishing effort in some
coastal areas is high and trawling leads to re-suspension of the bottom sediments, it is important to understand these effects on the biology of organisms that utilize sediment habitats in part of their life cycle. [Drillet G, Hay S, Hansen BW and OâNeill FG (2014) Effects of Demersal Otter Trawls on the Re-suspension of Copepod Resting Eggs
and its Potential Effects on Recruitment].
Last date updated on June, 2014