Empirical models of toxigenic Pseudo-nitzschia blooms : Potential use as a remote detection tool in the Santa Barbara Channel

The Santa Barbara Channel, CA is a highly productive region where wind-driven upwelling and mesoscale eddies are important processes driving phytoplankton blooms. In recent years, the spring bloom has been dominated by the neurotoxin-producing diatom, Pseudo-nitzschia spp. In this paper, we relate a 1.5-year time series of Pseudo-nitzschia spp. abundance… CONTINUE READING