Effects of Asian Dust Storms on Synechococcus Populations in the Subtropical Kuroshio Current

  title={Effects of Asian Dust Storms on Synechococcus Populations in the Subtropical Kuroshio Current},
  author={Chih‐Ching Chung and Jeng Chang and Gwo Ching Gong and Shih Chieh Hsu and Kuo-Ping Chiang and Chia-Wen Liao},
  journal={Marine Biotechnology},
Asian dust storms (ADSs) are the major source of dust deposition in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. To gain a better understanding on how ADSs affect the ecology of picophytoplankton in this oligotrophic region, five oceanographic cruises were conducted between March 15 and April 15, 2006 on a segment of the Kuroshio Current near the shelf break of the East China Sea (25.05° N, 123.15° E). During the study period, three ADS events were recorded and increases in nutrient concentrations as well as… 

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