RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PHYTOPLANKTON DISTRIBUTION AND COMPOSITION AND THE HYDROGRAPHY IN THE NORTHWEST AFRICAN UPWELLING REGION NEAR CABO CORBEIRO.

Dolors Blasco*, Marta Estrada, Burton Jones

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Abstract

During the JOINT 1 experiment, phytoplankton samples were collected along with the hydrographic data from March through May 1974. Analysis of the data by principal component analysis reveals that subtle changes in the hydrographical regime have major effects on the phytoplankton composition. Within the upwelling region the physical processes may play an important role in the variability observed in the phytoplankton distribution. Evidence suggests that the decrease in diversity observed in the phytoplankton community during the study was induced by the decline of the heterogeneity of the physical environment. Refs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-821
Number of pages23
JournalDeep-Sea Research, Part A: Oceanographic Research Papers
Volume27
Issue number10 A Pt A
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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