Distribution of known or presumed toxic dinoflagellates in the southern Gulf of Mexico, 1979–2008
Published:January 01, 2013
S. Licea, M. E. Zamudio, R. Cortés-Altamirano, R. Luna, P. J. Soto, 2013. "Distribution of known or presumed toxic dinoflagellates in the southern Gulf of Mexico, 1979–2008", Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates, J. M. Lewis, F. Marret, L. R. Bradley
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A long-term oceanographic program in the southern Gulf of Mexico provided an opportunity to assess the distribution of 27 known or presumed toxic phytoplankton species in this region. Material for this study consisted of water and net samples collected during 15 oceanographic surveys at 508 sites between 1979 and 2008. The most frequent species were: Dinophysis caudata, Protoperidinium oblongum, Lingulodinium polyedra, Dinophysis rapa and Karenia brevis. Karenia brevis and Karenia mikimotoi were the most abundant species with 5.4 million cells/L and 9258 cells/L, respectively. All species are illustrated by photomicrographs. Species distribution is brieﬂy discussed.
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This volume provides an overview of current research on fossil and modern dinoflagellates, as well as highlighting research areas for future collaboration, following the DINO9 International Conference in Liverpool. The volume is organized into four themes, with a review paper for each theme written by the key-note speaker. Each theme also includes a future research foci note following discussion during the conference. The contributions are organized into the following sections: environmental change, ecology/palaeoecology, life cycles and diversity, and stratigraphy and evolution. Also included are notes from two workshops: culture experiments and dinocysts as palaeoceanographic tracers. This volume will be of interest to both the biological and Micropalaeontological communities.