Phyto plankton studies within the virginia barrier islands usa 3. phyto plankton composition in a saline pond on smith island

Marshall, H.G.

Virginia Journal of Science 34(4): 215-222


ISSN/ISBN: 0042-658X
Accession: 006120314

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The phytoplankton that characterized the Smith Island pond was diverse, with several species of diatoms, dinoflagellates and blue-green algae dominant throughout the year. A total of 146 spp. were noted, predominantly composed of ultra and nanoplankters, that includes representatives from coastal waters. The island ponds are considered eutrophic habitats whose composition is influenced by overwash conditions and in turn introduce populations to surrounding pools and water channels.