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Caloosahatchee River Nutrient Enrichment Mesocosms: Phytoplankton Taxonomic Quantification September 2019, June 2020, September 2020, February 2021


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Mazzei, V., and Sullivan, K., 2022, Caloosahatchee River Nutrient Enrichment Mesocosms: Phytoplankton Taxonomic Quantification September 2019, June 2020, September 2020, February 2021: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


An interdisciplinary and multiagency study was undertaken to study harmful algal bloom (HAB) dynamics on the Caloosahatchee River, which drains to the west from Lake Okeechobee into the Gulf of Mexico. Algae and cyanobacteria play crucial roles in aquatic ecosystems, but under favorable environmental conditions certain taxa may experience population growth booms resulting in HABs. Four independent mesocosm experiments were conducted in September 2019, June 2020, September 2020, and February 2021 to capture natural temporal variability in water quality and phytoplankton assemblages. The experimental installation consisted of three floating metal cradles each containing four fiberglass chambers filled with native river water. The twelve [...]


Point of Contact :
Viviana Mazzei
Process Contact :
Phycotech Inc., Ann St. Amand
Originator :
Viviana Mazzei, Kristy L Sullivan
Metadata Contact :
Viviana Mazzei
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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Data were collected to understand the short-term effects of ammonium, nitrate, and phosphate enrichment independently on the phytoplankton assemblage of the Caloosahatchee River.


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DOI doi:10.5066/P99ELCEC

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