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Phaeocystis blooms and nutrient enrichment in the continental coastal zones of the North Sea
Lancelot, C.; Billen, G.; Sournia, A.; Weisse, T.; Colijn, F.; Veldhuis, M.J.W.; Davies, A.; Wassmann, P. (1987). Phaeocystis blooms and nutrient enrichment in the continental coastal zones of the North Sea. Ambio 16(1): 38-46

www.jstor.org/stable/4313316
In: Ambio. Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences: Oslo; Boston. ISSN 0044-7447, more
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  • Lancelot, C., more
  • Billen, G., more
  • Sournia, A.
  • Weisse, T.
  • Colijn, F., more
  • Veldhuis, M.J.W.
  • Davies, A.
  • Wassmann, P.

Abstract
    Blooms of the planktonic alga Phaeocystis pouchetii in the continental coastal zones of the North Sea have been observed to occur more and more frequently and intensively over the past twenty years, probably as a result of nutrient enrichment from river discharge. The peculiar physiology of this colony-forming flagellate strongly influences the structure and function of the coastal ecosystem. It is a major nuisance alga mainly because it can lead to the development of massive foam banks which accumulate near shore.

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