Peru Ocean Temperatures & Fish Catch
On a monthly basis we process ocean temperature from the coast of Peru at Paita . Daily sea surface temperatures (SST) are collected by our colleagues from the Universidad de Piura 3 times per day, at 8:00, 12:00, and 18:00 hours.
Additionally samples are collected at 0m, 10m, 25m, 60m, and 100m depths weekly and summarized in annual cycle graphs. Fish catch data contains several species from Paita.
The seaport Paita is located at 05°05′S 81°06′W on a small peninsula south of the mouth of the Río Chira. Paita faces on the Bay of Paita, and is sheltered from southerly winds.
Temperatures and graphs for a given 12 month period. A 3 panel graph of monthly SST, time series of running means for SST, and time series of running means for temperature at 60m.
From the drop-box on the navigation bar, to the left, you may select the monthly analysis.
Fish Catch Data
Historical yearly fish catch data from 1981. A 6 panel graph of Sardine, Caballa, Merluza, Jurel, Anchovy Blanca, and Anchovy Negra (metric tons). These represent those species currently reported on a monthly basis from Peru. Other species may be viewed in Figures 1-3.
Current Monthly Fish Landings - Sardine, Caballa, Merluza, Jurel, Anchovy Blanca, and Anchovy Negra d
Previously reported species (no longer updated)
Fig. 1 - Shrimp, Sardine, Tuna, Anchovies
Fig. 2 - Caballa, Jurel, Merluza, Perico, Volador, Tiburon
Fig. 3 - Anchovies, Sardine, Jurel, Merluza, Shrimp
Annual Temperature Graphs
Annual Temperature By Depth
By year and depth, the weekly temperatures are graphed along with the climatology (lavendar line) and current year highlighted (teal line). d
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