Productivity of the Antarctic Waters — A Reappraisal

  • S. El-Sayed
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Part of the Lecture Notes on Coastal and Estuarine Studies book series (COASTAL, volume 8)

Abstract

The study of Antarctic marine phytoplankton has a long history that dates back nearly a century and a half, when J. D. Hooker, the famed botanist-surgeon of the EREBUS and TERROR Expedition (1839-43) reported the ubiquitous presence of diatoms during the Antarctic summer. Hooker sent some of the samples collected between Cape Horn and the Ross Sea to C. G. Ehrenberg, who published the first paper on Antarctic diatoms in 1844.

Keywords

Biomass Chlorophyll Silicate Phytoplankton Sedimentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. El-Sayed
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  1. 1.Department of OceanographyTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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