Seasonal variation in abundance and size structure of phytoplankton in Baie des Chaleurs, southwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, in relation to physical oceanographic conditions

Michel R. Claereboudt, Jean Côté, John C. Bonardelli, John H. Himmelman

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We investigated changes in the abundance and size structure of phytoplankton and organic seston in relation to temperature, stratification and current patterns at Gascons on the north shore of Baie des Chaleurs, eastern Canada. Phytoplankton biomass showed a general decrease during the study (May to November 1989), except for a brief diatom bloom in late October. During most of the summer, a strong temperature driven stratification was present and

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-157
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1995



  • dynamics
  • Eastern Canada
  • hydrodynamics
  • particulate matter
  • picoplankton
  • stratification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science

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