Fall 2007 Update: Partitioning the Year on the Northeast Shelf

Annual Phytoplankton Cycles graph

The overall chlorophyll concentration cycle for the Northeast Shelf Ecosystem suggests that the year be partitioned into three time periods/seasons similar to the partitioning done for the southern subregions, Southern New England and Mid-Atlantic Bight, which also lack a consistent spring or fall bloom.

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(File Modified Apr. 19 2017)