Spring 2007 Update: Historic Phytoplankton Cycles-Southern New England

There has been considerable variation in the phytoplankton cycles of the Southern New England, most notably, the variation in the concentration and duration of the spring bloom. Spring bloom failed to develop in 1998, 2003 and 2006, and in some years the spring blooms is barely above background levels. In contrast, some year have produced high concentration spring blooms (2001, 2004). The transition to fall productivity is also highly variable

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