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Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Nutrient enrichment bioassays were conducted on water samples collected from six stations in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay system on a monthly basis over a year. Two stations were located in the tidal freshwater portions of the Rappahannock and James Rivers, at the mouths of these rivers and in the mainstem of the Bay. The purpose of the experiments was to determine the spatial and temporal pattern of nutrient limitation of phytoplankton growth.


Water quality bioassay -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.), Phytoplankton -- Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)



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