(Table 1) Parameters of the upper mixed layer of the Black Sea in October 1992


Species composition and spatial distribution of heterotrophic algae were studied in the Black Sea in autumn 1992. Total phytoplankton biomass varied during that period from 8 to 30 g/m**2. Autotrophic species Ceratium fusus and Rhizosolenia calcar-avis dominated. The list of species of heterotrophic dinoflagellates consisted of 14 species. Species diversity in the eastern part of the sea was higher as compared with its western part. Heterotrophic phytoplankton amounted up to 13% of the total phytoplankton biomass. Species Pronoctiluca pelagica and Ceratium fusus contributed most of all to biomass of heterotrophic component of the phytocenosis (12-93 and 1.7-60% respectively). Population of C. fusus consisted of both autotrophic and heterotrophic cells. Cells of chlorophyll-containing C. fusus dominated in zones of the western and the eastern upwellings. Heterotrophic cells dominated in the center of the sea and in the eastern part of the Main Black Sea current. Similarity and quantitative relations between distributions of heterotrophic P. pelagica and of chlorophyll-containing C. fusus were recognized.

Supplement to: Zav'yalova, T A; Mikaelyan, A S (1997): Heterotrophic phytoplankton of the Black Sea: species composition and spatial distribution. Translated from Okeanologiya, 1997, 37(3), 424-431, Oceanology, 37(3), 385-391

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.760004
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.760004
Creator Zav'yalova, T A; Mikaelyan, A S
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1997
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 90 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (31.500W, 42.333S, 39.417E, 44.667N); Black Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1992-09-29T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1992-10-14T00:00:00Z