Picophytoplankton of the Laptev sea in the autumn

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The abundance and biomass of picophytoplankton, the total concentration of chlorophyll “a”, and the contribution of the picofraction to chlorophyll “a” were studied in the Laptev Sea in 2017. These were the first data for the western sea area. An increase in picophytoplankton abundance in the eastern part of the sea in comparison with that in 1991 was not revealed. The contribution of the picofraction to chlorophyll “a” was the highest (to 56%) in areas with a low total concentration of chlorophyll “a”.

About the authors

T. A. Belevich

Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences; Lomonosov Moscow State University

Author for correspondence.
Email: belevich@mail.bio.msu.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

L. V. Ilyash

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Email: belevich@mail.bio.msu.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

E. G. Arashkevich

Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: belevich@mail.bio.msu.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

M. V. Flint

Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Email: belevich@mail.bio.msu.ru

Russian Federation, Moscow

Corresponding Member of the RAS


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