Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Limnology and Oceanography
Plankton biomass, material fluxes, e.g. 14C uptake, and specific growth rates are related quantities. In the course of comparing various methods of measuring these properties in September 1982 off Oahu, Hawaii, we found specific growth rates of 1–2·d−1. Such rates approach the maximum expected values observed in laboratory cultures.
Laws, E. A.; Redalje, DG; Haas, Larry W.; Bienfang, P. K.; Eppley, RW; Harrison, W. G.; Karl, David; and Marra, J., High phytoplankton growth and production rates in oligotrophic Hawaiian coastal waters (1984). Limnology and Oceanography, 29(6), 1161-1169.