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1 September 2012 Cyanobacteria Dominance in the Oligohaline Waters of Back Bay, Virginia
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Back Bay and its flora have historically been influenced by the interaction of freshwater flow in combination with frequent intrusion of saline water into its basin. These events have resulted in a dynamic environmental setting influencing the abundance and composition of its phytoplankton community. Dominating these oligohaline waters is a diverse representation and high abundance of freshwater filamentous and colonial cyanobacteria. These include the nonheterocystous Planktolyngbya contorta, Planktolyngbya limnetica, and Pseudanabaena limnetica, taxa implicated as bloom producers in Bay waters with N:P molar ratios ranging from 23:1 to 74:1.

Harold G. Marshall "Cyanobacteria Dominance in the Oligohaline Waters of Back Bay, Virginia," Castanea 77(3), 235-244, (1 September 2012). https://doi.org/10.2179/11-046
Received: 19 December 2011; Accepted: 1 June 2012; Published: 1 September 2012
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