Coastal and Estuarine Studies

Novel Phytoplankton Blooms

Causes and Impacts of Recurrent Brown Tides and Other Unusual Blooms

Editors: Cosper, E.M., Bricelj, V.M., Carpenter, E.J. (Eds.)

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A massive phytoplankton bloom, locally termed "brown tide", suddenly appeared in Long Island marine bays in 1985, colored the water a dark brown, decimated eelgrass beds and caused catastrophic starvation and recruitment failure of commercially important bay scallop populations. These "brown tide" blooms, caused by a very small, previously undescribed chrysophyte alga, have directly affected the estuarine environments of three northeastern American states: Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. other phytoplankton blooms such as "red tides" caused by dinoflagellates and "green tides" from chlorophytes as well as blue-green algae blooms have long been recognized and studied world wide, however, the unusual nature of these "brown tide" blooms caught the interest of many people. Scientists were particularly intrigued by the discovery of a previously unknown microalga which provided the opportunity to learn more about small microalgae, picoplankters, which are usually ignored due to the difficulty in identifying species. A symposium entitled, "Novel Phytoplankton Blooms: Causes and Impacts of Recurrent Brown Tides and Other Unusual Blooms", was convened on October 27 and 28 at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island, with 220 registrants and nearly 50 scientific papers presented by researchers from the united States as well as Europe. The conference documented unusual bloom occurrences of recent and past years on a worldwide basis as well as northeast regional recurrences of the previously unknown "brown tide" blooms.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

Table of contents (44 chapters)
  • Picoplankton Ultrastructure: A Decade of Preparation for the Brown Tide Alga,

    Pages 1-21

    Sieburth, John McN. (et al.)

  • Autotrophic Picoplankton in Narragansett Bay and Their Interaction with Microplankton

    Pages 23-38

    Hargraves, Paul E. (et al.)

  • Immunochemical Approaches to the Identification of the Ultraplankton: Assets and Limitations

    Pages 39-56

    Campbell, Lisa (et al.)

  • Photosynthetic Pigment Composition of the Brown Tide Alga: Unique Chlorophyll and Carotenoid Derivatives

    Pages 57-75

    Bidigare, Robert R.

  • Absorption and Fluorescent Characteristics of the Brown Tide Chrysophyte Its Role on Light Reduction in Coastal Marine Environments

    Pages 77-83

    Yentsch, Charles S. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Novel Phytoplankton Blooms
Book Subtitle
Causes and Impacts of Recurrent Brown Tides and Other Unusual Blooms
Editors
  • E.M. Cosper
  • V.M. Bricelj
  • E.J. Carpenter
Series Title
Coastal and Estuarine Studies
Series Volume
35
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-75280-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-75280-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-75282-7
Series ISSN
0724-5890
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 799
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