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Concentrations of phytoplankton, chlorophyll, POC, dry weight measurements and abiotic data in the surface water of Gazi creek (Kenya) sampled in August 1989
Citable as data publication
Aernaudts H.; Tackx M.; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek; Faculteit Wetenschappen. VUB: Belgium; (2016): Concentrations of phytoplankton, chlorophyll, POC, dry weight measurements and abiotic data in the surface water of Gazi creek (Kenya) sampled in August 1989. http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/142
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Description
Data on concentrations of chlorophyll, phytoplankton, POC and dry weight measurements during three 24h-cycli at Gazi Creek in August 1989. Additionally tide, temperature, salinity and pH were measured. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Aernaudts, H. (1990). Seston in mangrove ecosysteem (Gazi, Kenia) = Seston in a mangrove ecosystem (Gazi, Kenya). MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 52 pp. more

During the month of August 1989, three 24 cycli were conducted in the Gazi creek, Kenya. Every 4 hours, seston samples (10L of surface water) were taken at the banks of the creek. The samples were analysed for chlorophyl, POC, dry weight and phytoplankton concentrations. The samples for primary production were in-situ incubated. It was generally observed that the litoral-benthic phytoplankton species were dominant in the phytoplankton composition. The pelagic diatoms and the freshwater species Scenedesmus sp. were continuously present in an almost constant low concentration. The concentration in chlorofyl a, POC, dry weight and phytoplankton decreased with increasing water levels. At the sampling location, the ratio chlorophyl a/dry weight and the comparison between chlorophyll a - primary production and phytoplankton concentration demonstrated a limited interaction at the contact area between the creek and the mangroves.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Phytoplankton, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Biology > Productivity - biomass
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Benthic diatoms, Diatoms, fresh water phytoplankton, Mangroves, Primary production, Seston, ISW, Kenya, Gazi Creek, Actinoptychus C. G. Ehrenberg, 1841, Amphora, Bacillaria J.F. Gmelin, 1791, Bacillariophyceae, Biddulphia S. F. Gray, 1821, Chaetoceros, Cyclotella (Kütz.) de Brébisson, 1838, Diatoma Bory, Diploneis Ehrenberg ex Cleve, Licmophora Agardh, Melosira C.A. Agardh, 1824, Navicula Bory, Nitzschia Hassalt, Pleurosigma, Rhaphoneis Ehrenberg, Rhizosolenia Brightwell, 1858, Scenedesmus Meyen, 1829, Tabellaria Ehrenberg ex Kützing

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Gazi Creek

Temporal coverage
8 August 1989 - 25 August 1989
Weekly

Taxonomic coverage
Actinoptychus Ehrenberg, 1843 [WoRMS]
Amphora Ehrenberg ex Kützing, 1844 [WoRMS]
Bacillaria J.F.Gmelin, 1791 [WoRMS]
Bacillariophyceae [WoRMS]
Biddulphia S.F.Gray, 1821 [WoRMS]
Chaetoceros Ehrenberg, 1844 [WoRMS]
Cyclotella (Kützing) Brébisson, 1838 [WoRMS]
Diatoma Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1824 [WoRMS]
Diploneis Ehrenberg ex Cleve, 1894 [WoRMS]
Licmophora C.Agardh, 1827 [WoRMS]
Melosira C.Agardh, 1824 [WoRMS]
Navicula Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1822 [WoRMS]
Nitzschia Hassall, 1845 [WoRMS]
Pleurosigma W.Smith, 1852 [WoRMS]
Rhaphoneis Ehrenberg, 1844 [WoRMS]
Rhizosolenia Brightwell, 1858 [WoRMS]
Scenedesmus Meyen, 1829 [WoRMS]
Tabellaria Ehrenberg ex Kützing, 1844 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Chlorophyll a, Chlorophyll b, Chlorophyll c , Dry weight biomass, Gross primary production, Particulate organic carbon (POC), pH, Phytoplankton density, Salinity, Temperature

Contributors
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager
Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), moredata creator

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Aernaudts, H. (1990). Seston in mangrove ecosysteem (Gazi, Kenia) = Seston in a mangrove ecosystem (Gazi, Kenya). MSc Thesis. VUB: Brussel. 52 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-04-22
Information last updated: 2016-05-11
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