Sea level anomaly and nearshore temperature had the strongest relationship with interannual variation in rockfish abundance, and offshore Ekman transport did not correlate with abundance.
The offshore Ekman transport data were determined from data gathered by a buoy 20 km offshore of 39 [degrees]N (Albion, CA).
53), nearshore temperature and offshore Ekman transport were significantly and negatively correlated (P<0.
O] was characterized by the contrast between Ekman transport and the other two variables (Table 2).
58) with offshore Ekman Transport, and only in February (Table 3).
Although offshore Ekman transport, or upwelling, has been suggested as a predictor of year-class strength, we found it to have little correlation with the abundance of juvenile rockfishes from northern California.