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Phytoplankton are microscopic, primarily autotrophic drifting algae that live in the upper layers of the ocean.  Phytoplankton photosynthesize and are thus dependent on light and other ocean nutrients for energy. Point collection records are provided by the Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production & Observation Database (COPEPOD) for the African coast.

 

 

Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production & Observation Database (COPEPOD)

CHLOROPHYTES

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Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production & Observation Database (COPEPOD)

CHROMOPHYTES

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Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production & Observation Database (COPEPOD)

COCCOLITHOPHORES

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Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production & Observation Database (COPEPOD)

DIATOMS

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Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production & Observation Database (COPEPOD)

DINOFLAGELLATES

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