Interannual variability of Alexandrium fundyense abundance and shellfish toxicity in the Gulf of Maine
McGillicuddy, Dennis J.
Anderson, Donald M.
Solow, Andrew R.
Townsend, David W.
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Six years of oceanographic surveys of Alexandrium fundyense concentrations in the Gulf of Maine are combined with shellfish toxicity records from coastal monitoring stations to assess covariations of these quantities on seasonal to interannual time scales. Annual mean gulf-wide cell abundance varies by less than one order of magnitude during the time interval examined (1993-2002). Fluctuations in gulf-wide annual mean cell abundance and shellfish toxicity are not related in a consistent manner. This suggests that interannual variations in toxicity may be regulated by transport and delivery of offshore cell populations, rather than the absolute abundance of the source populations themselves.
Author Posting. © The Authors, 2005. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Elsevier B. V. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 52 (2005): 2843-2855, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2005.06.020.
Suggested CitationPreprint: McGillicuddy, Dennis J., Anderson, Donald M., Solow, Andrew R., Townsend, David W., "Interannual variability of Alexandrium fundyense abundance and shellfish toxicity in the Gulf of Maine", 2005-05-03, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2005.06.020, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/421
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