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Phytoplankton Ecology in the Fjords of the Vestfold and Larsemann Hills
Entry ID: ASAC_640

Abstract: From the abstract of the referenced paper:

Spring phytoplankton communities in the water column of Ellis Fjord are characterised by diatoms originating from the bottom sea-ice strand community. Upon ice break-out in early summer, these are replaced by blooms of the phytoflagellates, Phaeocystis puchetii, Cryptomonas cryophila, Pyramimonas gelidicola, silicoflagellates and dinoflagellates. The narrow entrance of the fjord and the development of summer stratification is probably limiting the availability of nutrients and containing the magnitude of the small bloom (maximum 2.8 million cells per litre).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.0   S: -68.5   E: 73.0   W: 72.0
Min Depth: 4 METRES Max Depth: 4 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McMinn, A.
Dataset Title: Phytoplankton Ecology in the Fjords of the Vestfold and Larsemann Hills
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-11-19
Stop Date: 1992-03-10
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Country: Australia
McMinn, A., and Hodgson, D. (1993), Seasonal phytoplankton succession in Ellis Fjord, eastern Antarctica, Journal of Plankton Research, 15, 925-938
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05