Virginia Journal of Science
The composition of phytoplankton progressively changed in the surface samples taken between Norfolk, Virginia and Cambridge, Maryland. These was an inverse relationship between the numbers of phytoplankters and zooplankters in the transect samples. Vertical stratification of the plankton was studied at two 24-hr, stations at the Great Wicomlco and Patuxent Rivers. The vertical centers of zooplankton and phytoplankton populations fluctuated over the study period and evidence is given to support a grazing phenomenon. Large concentrations of nannoplankters were found in all the plankton samples taken and is attributed to the collection procedure using the Van Dorn sampler.
Original Publication Citation
Marshall, H.G. (1966). The distribution of phytoplankton along a 140 mile transect in the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Journal of Science, 17(2), 105-119.
Marshall, Harold G., "The Distribution of Phytoplankton Along a 140 Mile Transect in the Chesapeake Bay" (1965). Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. 127.