Ichthyo- and zooplankton dynamics associated with accumulations of Anaulus australis in a warm temperate South African surf-zone.

The dynamics between larval fish, zooplankton and a surf zone diatom, Anaulus australis, on a warm temperate surf zone were investigated in this study. A modified beach seine net was used to sample planktonic surf zone communities within and adjacent to A. australis accumulations. Differences in larval fish and zooplankton species composition, abundance were observed between A. australis accumulations and the diet was analysed to further clarify associations.