|Unusual diatom off the coast of south-west England and its effect on fishing|
|Boalch, G.T.; Harbour, D.S. (1977). Unusual diatom off the coast of south-west England and its effect on fishing. Nature (Lond.) 269: 687-688|
|In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more|
Coscinodiscus Ehrenberg, 1839 [WoRMS]; Marine
An unfamiliar diatom was observed in the local townettings taken by research vessels of the Plymouth Laboratory towards the end of January 1977. It was a large member of the genus Coscinodiscus, but a species not previously known in the English Channel. The mucilage produced by this diatom was so abundant as to restrict trawling in some areas off Plymouth.