Spatial and temporal distribution of phytoplankton in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.
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The phytoplankton of the Gulf of Nicoya is dominated by diatoms, of which species of Chaetoceros and Rhizosolenia are most numerous, and by dinoflagellates which form red tides. Total diatom species increased dramatically during the rainy season. Although most of the Chaetoceros species form resting spores, few spores are seen in the Gulf. The red tide dinoflagellates appear not to be toxic, and the dominant diatoms are mostly cosmopolitan in distribution although some characteristically tropical species are occasionally abundant. -from Authors diatoms Chaetoceros Rhizosolenia red tide dinoglagellates
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Bulletin of Marine Science
Hargraves, P. E., and R. Viquez. "Spatial and temporal distribution of phytoplankton in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.." Bulletin of Marine Science 37, 2 (1985). https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/gsofacpubs/1430