Chrysosphaerella and the phytoplankton of the Little Sea, Dorset

Stevens, Derek (1994) Chrysosphaerella and the phytoplankton of the Little Sea, Dorset. Freshwater Forum, 4(3), pp. 148-154.

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The Little Sea is an 80-acre, shallow freshwater lake formed about a hundred years ago by sand-dunes cutting off a sea-inlet at Studland Bay, near Swanage. This work presents a general survey of the phytoplankton in the lake from October 1990 to December 1993. Many species were present throughout the year; others showed seasonal variations. Numerically, the diatoms, Monoraphidium and sometimes Rhodomonas, were the main constituents of the phytoplankton. One species of alga in the lake of particular interest is Chrysosphaerella longispina Lauterb. which, up to 1991, had only been recorded from five localities in Britain.

Item Type: Article
Title: Chrysosphaerella and the phytoplankton of the Little Sea, Dorset
Personal Creator/Author:
Stevens, Derek
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Freshwater Forum
Volume: 4
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 148-154
Date: 1994
ISSN: 0961-4664
Contact Email Address:
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae; freshwater ecology; freshwater lakes; lakes; phytoplankton; plankton surveys; population characteristics; England; Dorset; Chrysosphaerella longispina
Subjects: Ecology
Item ID: 4549
Depositing User: Hardy B Schwamm
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 17:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:15

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