Variation of phytoplankton assemblages along the Mozambique coast as revealed by HPLC and microscopy

This study is an integrated overview of pigment and microscopic analysis of phytoplankton communities throughout the Mozambican coast. Collected samples revealed notable patterns of phytoplankton occurrence and distribution, with community structure changing between regions and sample depth. Pigment data showed Delagoa Bight, Sofala Bank and Angoche as the most productive regions throughout the sampled area. In general, micro-sized phytoplankton, particularly diatoms, were important contributors to biomass both at surface and sub-surface maximum (SSM) samples, although were almost absent in the northern stations. In contrast, nanoand pico-sized phytoplankton revealed opposing patterns.

- Cabo Delgado;
- Gaza;
- Inhambane;
- Maputo (cidade);
- Maputo;
- Nampula;
- Sofala;
- Zambézia

Journal of Sea Research

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações

- Nenhuma / Não aplicável