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Spectral properties and population dynamics of the harmful dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides (Margalef) in southwestern Puerto Rico
Recurrent blooms of the potentially ichthyotoxic dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides were observed since 1958 at Bahía Fosforescente, a bioluminescent bay in southwestern Puerto Rico. Despite its potential deleterious ...
Responses of two species of Caribbean shallow-water branching corals to changes in ultraviolet radiation
Clear coral reefs waters are highly transparent to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and therefore, reef organisms should be adapted to tolerate present levels of UVR. However, UVR can severely damage coral tissues and overall ...
Contribution of picoplankton to phytoplankton dynamics and bio-optics of the eastern Caribbean sea
The picoplankton contribution to the total biomass has not been considered when it is estimated using remote sensors. In this work, In situ chlorophyll-a values were compared to values obtained from; a) Sea-viewing Wide ...
Evaluation and development of bio-optical algorithms for chlorophyll retrieval in western Puerto Rico
A series of cruises were carried out in Mayagüez Bay from January, 1997, to January, 2004, with the purpose of studying phytoplankton dynamics, optically active water components and ultimately developing bio-optical ...