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The Role Of Iron On The Phytoplankton Growth In Heavily Polluted Izmir Bay, Aegean Sea

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970641

Volume

20

Pages

11

Published

1997

Size

1,227 kb

Author(s)

N. Bizsel, M. Ozturk & G. Metin

Abstract

The role of iron on the phytoplankton growth in heavily polluted Izmir Bay, Aegean sea N. Bizsel*, M. Ozturk** & G. Metin* * Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Science and Technology, 1884 -8s. No 10, Izmir, Turkey; e-mail :bizsel@neptune. imst. deu. edu. **Trondheim Biological Station, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Bynesv. 46 - 7018 - Trondheim, Norway; e-mail:murat. ozturk(a)vm. unit, no ABSTRACT In order to elucidate the role of iron in phytoplankton bloom, total and reactive iron concentra- tion were monitored in Izmir Bay before, during and after the bloom periods in between 1993- 1994. Izmir Bay is divided into three sections; heavily polluted Inner Bay, moderately polluted Middle Bay and relatively unpolluted Outer bay. Thus, the probable effect of iron on phyto- plankton growth has been observed for three different levels of pollution throughout the Bay. Izmir Bay has been suffering from anthropogenic pollution and associated water quality prob

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