Productivity of the Antarctic Waters — A Reappraisal

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


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.


Southern Ocean Standing Crop Polar Front Euphotic Zone Drake Passage 
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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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