Pigment specific growth and grazing rates of phytoplankton in the central equatorial Pacific
Landry, M R.; Latasa, M; Schlüter, L; Bidigare, R R.
Limnology and Oceanography 42(2): 289-298
ISSN/ISBN: 0024-3590 DOI: 10.4319/lo.1997.42.2.0289
Dilution experiments were performed during two transects across the central equatorial Pacific (3°N–3°S, 140°W) to estimate growth and mortality rates of select phytoplankton groups distinguished by their characteristic pigments. The first transect was conducted in February–March 1992 during a moderate El Niño event; the second transect took place in August–September 1992, under normal upwelling conditions.