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Freshwater Outflow Effects in a Coastal, Macrotidal Ecosystem as Revealed by Hydrological, Chemical and Biological Variabilities (Bay of Brest, Western Europe)

  • B. Quéguiner
  • P. Tréguer
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Abstract

High nutrient loading originating from low freshwater outflows characterize the semi-enclosed macrotidal Bay of Brest. This ecosystem appears as an interactive system including the bay itself, estuaries and adjacent shelf waters. In these ecosystems, phytoplankton are ecologically and physiologically adapted to the mode of fertilization. Tidal action plays the main role in the water renewal thus preventing eutrophication processes.

Keywords

Dissolve Inorganic Nitrogen Seasonal Evolution Tidal Action North Basin Coastal Marine Ecosystem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Quéguiner
    • 1
  • P. Tréguer
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie Végétale, Faculté des SciencesUniversité de Bretagne OccidentaleBrest CédexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Chimie des Ecosystèmes Marins, Faculté des SciencesUniversité de Bretagne OccidentaleBrest CédexFrance

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