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Chlorophyll-a concentrations in phytoplankton fractions in waters of the Black Sea

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PANGAEA
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DOI: 10.1594/pangaea.756243
Keywords
  • Archive Of Ocean Data
  • Arcod
  • Black Sea
  • Chl A
  • Chlorophyll A
  • Date
  • Depth Comment
  • Lagre
  • Lagre
  • Dark Period
  • Lagre
  • Light Period
  • Multiple Investigations
  • Pv-1094
  • Pv-1228
  • Pv-1244
  • Small
  • Small
  • Dark Period
  • Small
  • Light Period
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Time Of Day
  • Tod
  • Total
  • Total
  • Dark Period
  • Total
  • Light Period

Abstract

Comparison of daily and diel variability of chlorophyll-a concentration at three long-term stations in meso- and eutrophic regions indicates that their values are similar. Daily patterns of deviation in chlorophyll concentration in small and large phytoplankton fraction from average daily values are presented. In conformity with a hypothesis of daily removal rhythms correlated with changes in diel light-dark periods, it was concluded that the mesotrophic region during the dark period is characterized by predominance of grazing on large phytoplankton in the upper layers and accumulation of detritus from cell fragments in the lower layer, while during the light period smaller phytoplankton predominantly grazed. The eutrophic region is characterized by predominance of grazing on small phytoplankton fraction in the upper layers during the dark period and settling out of fecal pellets containing chlorophyll into deeper depths; but during the light period, large phytoplankton predominantly grazed throughout the whole water layer.

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