|Phaeocystis colonies wintering in the water column?|
Cadée, G.C. (1991). Phaeocystis colonies wintering in the water column? Neth. J. Sea Res. 28(3): 227-230
In: Netherlands Journal of Sea Research. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ): Groningen; Den Burg. ISSN 0077-7579, more
Phytoplankton net samples collected the year round in the Marsdiep tidal inlet ( Dutch Wadden Sea) frequently contained Phaeocystis colonies. In the winter months of 1990 and 1991, before the spring bloom, large colonies were present in low concentrations of a few per m³. These colonies might provide the inoculum for the spring bloom. Colonies observed in winter are similar to those occurring in spring and summer; they all belong to Phaeocystis globosa Scherffel.