Sintes, E. E. Universitat de les Illes Balears, DBAESE4@ps.uib.es
Martinez-Taberner, A. A. Universitat de les Illes Balears, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mas, M. M. A. Universitat de les Illes Balears, email@example.com
Moya, G. G. Universitat de les Illes Balears, firstname.lastname@example.org
Puigserver, M. M. Universitat de les Illes Balears, email@example.com
PHYTOPLANKTONIC PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN TWO DIFFERENT BAY SYSTEMS FROM THE BALEARIC ISLANDS (MEDITERRANEAN SEA)
Two bays in Mallorca (Alcudia Bay and Port d'Andratx) have different geomorphological and physico-chemical characteristics: the first bay is quite larger and deeper, water circulation in the second bay is limited by its narrow mouth and one bay is situated in the northeast of Mallorca while the second is in the south. The degree of anthropic incidence also varies significantly between both bays. All these factors are known to influence phytoplanktonic activity, i.e. primary production. Primary production of phytoplankton was measured seasonally in both bays.
In Alcudia bay, values ranged between 0.4 and 5.0 mgC m-3 h-1, peaking in summer and autumn, while in Port d'Andratx they oscilated between 0.11 and 13.10 mgC m-3 h-1, peaking in summer, and reaching as much as 36 mgC m-3 h-1 during a red tide in spring. While the values from the inner stations of Port d'Andratx were in general higher than those from Alcudia Bay, the outer station had a lower primary production, reflecting the physico-chemical characteristics from the near sea-water.
Day: Thursday, Feb. 4
Location: Sweeney Center