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Data set name

PRIME - Coastal Spring Bloom Experiment 1996

Data holding centrePlymouth Marine Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1996
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Coastal waters 10km off Plymouth

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria taxonomic abundance in water bodies; Bacteria morphology and physiology; Electrical conductivity of the water column; Dissolved organic carbon concentration in the water column; Bacterial growth; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Silicate concentration parameters in the water column; Bacterial consumption in the water column; Temperature of the water column; Bacterial production in the water column; Nitrite concentration parameters in the water column; Bacteria taxonomic abundance in sediment

Instruments

CTD; nutrient analysers; discrete water samplers; autoanalysers

Description 
Summary

This study monitored the development of the microbial ecology of the spring bloom at 4 depths over 1-2 week sampling periods and how the bacterial biodiversity varied over this period. Also took part in the PRIME cruise.

OriginatorsPlymouth Marine Laboratory
References

Davey, K.E., Kirby, R.R., Turley, C.M., Weightman, A.J., and Fry, J.C. (2001) Depth variation of bacterial extracellular enzyme activity and population diversity in the northeastern North Atlantic Ocean., Deep Sea Res II 48(4-5): 1003-1017.

Data web sitehttp://www.bodc.ac.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationPlymouth Marine Laboratory
AvailabilityBy negotiation; unknown
ContactThe Director
Address

Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Prospect Place The Hoe
Plymouth
England
PL1 3DH
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1752 633100
Facsimile+44 (0)1752 633101
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1053034
Global identifier715
Last revised2009-12-01