Virginia Journal of Science
A comparison of the total percentage cell abundance and cell biovolume relationships of major phytoplankton categories was made between two station sets across the shelf margin. Diatom values for abundance and biovolume were greater at oceanic stations compared to the outer shelf stations, with dinoflagellates having the reverse pattern. The composite contributions to biovolume and abundance in the standing crop from other phytoplankton categories were greater over the outer shelf than beyond the shelf margin. The major source of biovolume (biomass) from the outer shelf and these oceanic stations came from the diatoms and dinoflagellates, with an average mean of 93% of the total phytoplankton standing crop.
Original Publication Citation
Wagoner, B.B., & Marshall, H.G. (1991). Observations of the phytoplankton standing crop at the shelf margin of the mid Atlantic bight. Virginia Journal of Science, 42(3), 353-360.
Wagoner, Bruce B. and Marshall, Harold G., "Observations of the Phytoplankton Standing Crop at the Shelf Margin of the Mid Atlantic Bight" (1991). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 117.