Gulf of Guinea
West Africa

Latitude:   5.4600     Longitude:   0.0300

Associated Investigators:

George Wiafe  

The upwelling region of the Gulf of Guinea extends from the coast of Cote d'Ivoire to Benin. Zooplankton biomass was sampled monthly or fortnightly, along a transect off the coast of Ghana, by the Marine Fisheries Research Division - Ghana (MFRD). Five Stations (Figure 1) were sampled with an International Cooperative Investigations of the Tropical Atlantic (ICITA) net, with a mesh size of 330 µm and a ring diameter of one meter.


Wiafe, G. H.B. Yaqub, M.A. Mensah, C.L.J. Frid 2008. Impact of climate change on long-term biomass in the upwelling region of the Gulf of Guinea. ICES J. Mar. Sci. (65).