Alaska Fish Radio: Big Plankton Bloom Bodes Well for Gulf of Alaska
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch -
Results from the longest running cruise by researchers at the University of Alaska/Fairbanks this year showed the largest concentrations of phytoplankton ever seen in nearly 25 years of sampling in the northern Gulf of Alaska.
A massive bloom of phytoplankton, the base of marine food webs, m was spotted from May through September along the Seward Line, a transect of survey stations starting at the mouth of Resurrection Bay, continuing south to the outer edge of the continental...
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