||Annual Phytoplankton Metabolism in Narragansett Bay Calculated from Survey Field Measurements and Microcosm Oberservations.
Oviatt, Candace ;
Buckley, Betty ;
Nixon, Scott ;
||Rhode Island Univ., Kingston.;Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
||EPA-CR-80-7795; EPA-600/J-81-534 ; ERLN-X29
Narragansett Bay ;
Primary biological productivity ;
Dissolved gases ;
Diurnal variations ;
Providence River ;
Rhode Island ;
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Field surveys of phytoplankton metabolism, based on oxygen changes, were made in Narragansett Bay from 1971-73. Annual daytime net production varied from 218 g C per sq m per yr in the East Passage to 429 g C per sq m per yr in the Providence River. A set of microcosms, operated so as to simulate the Bay, had an annual net production of 276 g C per sq m per yr and a night respiration of 163 g C per sq m per yr resulting in an annual net carbon available for export or to the benthos of 113 g C per sq m per yr.