Role of Environmental Variables, Specifically Organic Compounds and Micronutrients, in the Growth of the Chrysophyte Aureococcus Anophagefferens

  • Susan Dzurica
  • Cindy Lee
  • Elizabeth M. Cosper
  • Edward J. Carpenter
Part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 35)


During the summer of 1985, certain Long Island coastal embayments experienced dense phytoplankton blooms. These blooms, popularly called the “brown tide”, grew to such extreme cell densities that the subsequent increased light attenuation caused the devastation of local eelgrass beds. The high cell densities also interfered with proper grazing by the commercially valuable bay scallop (Cosper et al., 1987). These blooms returned during the summers of 1986 and, to a lesser degree, 1987.


Citric Acid Glutamic Acid Sole Nitrogen Source Poison Control Brown Tide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Dzurica
    • 1
  • Cindy Lee
    • 1
  • Elizabeth M. Cosper
    • 1
  • Edward J. Carpenter
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Sciences Research CenterState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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