(Table 1) Biomass per area of picoplankton algae, cyanobacteria, and total picoplankton and their contribution to total phytoplankton biomass in 0-200 m layer, supplement to: Mikaelyan, A S (1987): Picophytoplankton of subantarctic waters of the Pacific Ocean. Oceanology, 27(5), 615-620


Abundance of picophytoplankton in the Subantarctic and subtropical frontal zones was found to be 106-107 cells/l. Biomass of eucaryotes and procaryotes reached 2 g/m**2 and accounted for 1-15% of total phytoplankton biomass. A deep peak in the distribution of phytoplankton abundance was found at 40-120 m. Maximum number of dividing cyanobacteria cells occurred at depths of 40-60 m. An estimate of picophytoplankton production shows that picophytoplankton accounts for 30-40% of total primary production.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.757415
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.757415
Creator Mikaelyan, A S
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1987
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 168 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-158.133W, -57.000S, -125.883E, -27.037N); Southwest Pacific
Temporal Coverage Begin 1985-01-09T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1985-03-03T00:00:00Z