BLOOM Ecological Reconnaisance (BLOOMER)
9-20 August 2007
Chief Scientist Ricardo Letelier
- The primary goal was the characterization of the microbial assemblage and biogeochemical fluxes associated with summer increases in cyanobacterial biomass in the vicinity of Station ALOHA. This characterization was compared to a sampling site where no biomass increase is detected. In addition, the intent was to establish transects across a bloom region, or try to sample distinct areas where blooms are detected from remote sensing and SeaGliders, to assess the spatial heterogeneity of these blooms.
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