Red tides in the Gulf of Mexico: Where, when, and why?

  title={Red tides in the Gulf of Mexico: Where, when, and why?},
  author={John J. Walsh and J Jolliff and Brian P. Darrow and Jason M. Lenes and Stephen P. Milroy and Andrew Remsen and Dwight A. Dieterle and Kendall L. Carder and F R Chen and Gabriel A. Vargo and Robert H. Weisberg and Kent A. Fanning and Julian E Garcia-Rejon and Eileen H. Shinn and Karen A. Steidinger and Cynthia A. Heil and Carmelo R. Tomas and J S Prospero and Trixie N Lee and Gordon J Kirkpatrick and Terry E. Whitledge and Dean A. Stockwell and Tracy A. Villareal and Ann E. Jochens and Paula S. Bontempi},
  journal={Journal of geophysical research},
  volume={111 C11003},
[1] Independent data from the Gulf of Mexico are used to develop and test the hypothesis that the same sequence of physical and ecological events each year allows the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis to become dominant. A phosphorus-rich nutrient supply initiates phytoplankton succession, once deposition events of Saharan iron-rich dust allow Trichodesmium blooms to utilize ubiquitous dissolved nitrogen gas within otherwise nitrogen-poor sea water. They and the co-occurring K. brevis are… CONTINUE READING
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