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Case history and persistence of the non-indigenous diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii in the north-east Atlantic
Edwards, M.; John, A.W.G.; Johns, D.G.; Reid, P.C. (2001). Case history and persistence of the non-indigenous diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii in the north-east Atlantic. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 81(2): 207-211
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Plymouth. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Edwards, M., more
  • John, A.W.G.
  • Johns, D.G., more
  • Reid, P.C., more

Abstract
    The introduction of non-indigenous marine plankton species can have a considerable ecological and economic effect on regional systems. Their presence, however, can go unnoticed until they reach nuisance status and as a consequence few case histories exist containing information on their inital appearance and their spatio-temporal patterns. Here we report on the ocurrence of the non-indigenous diatom Coscinodiscus wailesii in 1977 in the English Channel, its subsequent geographical spread into European shelf seas, and its persistence as a significant member of the diatom community in the north-east Atlantic from 1977-1995

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