Coccolithophore export production and response to seasonal surface water variability in the oligotrophic Cretan Sea (NE Mediterranean)

M.V. Triantaphyllou, P. Ziveri, A. Anastasios Tselepides

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    Abstract

    A single mooring with two sediment traps (trap A at 500 and trap B at 1700 m below sea surface) was deployed at the southern margin of the Cretan Sea at a depth of 1750 m. The duration of the deployment was 12 months (from January 2001 to February 2002) with sampling intervals of approximately 15 days. The results obtained from trap A at 500 m depth show that the total coccolithophore export production was generally low. The highest productivity season was recorded from January till late September with the highest flux values observed between late March to late June (maximum flux: 9 × 10
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-144
    JournalMicropaleontology
    Volume50
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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