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Phytoplankton and pigment studies in the Bay of Biscay and English Channel

Smythe-Wright, Denise, Daniel, Aaron, Boswell, Stephen, Purcell, Diane, Hartman, Mark, Hartman, Susan and Hydes, David (2014). Phytoplankton and pigment studies in the Bay of Biscay and English Channel. Deep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography,106:76-86.

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Title Phytoplankton and pigment studies in the Bay of Biscay and English Channel
Author Smythe-Wright, Denise
Daniel, Aaron
Boswell, Stephen
Purcell, Diane
Hartman, Mark
Hartman, Susan
Hydes, David
Journal Name Deep-Sea Research Part 2: Topical Studies in Oceanography
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 106
ISSN 0967-0645   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 76
End Page 86
Total Pages 11
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract During the final year (2010) of the MV Pride of Bilbao (PoB) ferry operation between Portsmouth (UK) and Bilbao (Spain) a comprehensive phytoplankton data set was collected based on pigments and taxonomy measurements. The work was in support of the EU project ProTool (http://www.protool-project.eu) that aimed to develop an automated system for measuring primary productivity from ships of opportunity. Not unexpectedly, the biological patterns relate to the hydrographic conditions and in general, pigment distributions are indicative of the taxonomy. A predominately diatom bloom was observed in the Bay of Biscay in April, with a mixed population of diatoms, dinoflagellates and coccolithophores throughout the spring and summer, and a very distinctive bloom, which contained a large proportion of the dinoflagellate Karenia Mikimotoi, to the stratified side of the Ushant Front in mid-July.
Keywords Algal pigments
Phytoplankton
Bay of Biscay
Shi of opportunity
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.12.015   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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