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Preliminary Studies on the Export of Organic Matter During Phytoplankton Blooms off La Coruña (Northwestern Spain)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2009


Antonio Bode
Affiliation:
Institute; Español de Oceanograia, Centro Costero de La Coru˜a, Apartado 130, E-15080 La Coruña, Spain
Manuel Varela
Affiliation:
Institute; Español de Oceanograia, Centro Costero de La Coru˜a, Apartado 130, E-15080 La Coruña, Spain
Susana Barquero
Affiliation:
Institute; Español de Oceanograia, Centro Costero de La Coru˜a, Apartado 130, E-15080 La Coruña, Spain
Ma Teresa Ossorio-Alvarez
Affiliation:
Institute; Español de Oceanograia, Centro Costero de La Coru˜a, Apartado 130, E-15080 La Coruña, Spain
Nicolás Gonzalez
Affiliation:
Institute; Español de Oceanograia, Centro Costero de La Coru˜a, Apartado 130, E-15080 La Coruña, Spain

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Sinking of particles was measured at a coastal site near La Coruña (north-western Spain) using sedimentation traps placed at the base of the euphotic zone during four short periods between March and June 1995. In addition, measurements of water column properties and particles were made at five stations. The cases studied were representative of the main oceanographic situations that occur in this area and were related to the wind-induced upwelling. Phytoplankton blooms (> 100 mg chlorophyll−a m−2) were observed on two occasions in April and June, both during favourable upwelling conditions. The two other cases were studied during low phytoplankton biomass concentrations in the water column.


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Copyright © Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 1998

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