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Phytoplankton of Western Cape Cod Bay

  • Richard C. Toner
Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 11)

Abstract

The phytopiankton in western Cape Cod Bay is described. Peak concentrations occurred during February or March with densities as high as eleven million cells per liter; a second peak occurred in July. The yearly fluctuation of phytopiankton abundance was dominated by the diatom community. Less abundant were flagellates and dinoflagellates. Changes in phytopiankton density for Cape Cod Bay correlated well with seasonal fluctuations of populations in the Gulf of Maine. Species composition of populations inshore and that occurring one mile offshore were also similar. Dominant plankters throughout the year were the diatoms, Skeletonema costatum, Leptocylindrus minimus, and L. danicus.

Keywords

Diatom Community Phaeodactylum Tricornutum Skeletonema Costatum American Philosophical Society Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 
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