Importance of dinoflagellate blooms in the transport of carbon
Principal Investigator:James G. Sanders
Start/End Year:1991 to 1994
Institution:Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center
Co-Principal investigator:Kevin G. Sellner, Academy of Natural Sciences Estuarine Research Center
Determine the role of algal blooms in concentrating several potentially toxic inorganic contaminants, arsenic, cadmium, and copper; Determine the importance of algal blooms in the transfer of these materials to secondary planktonic and benthic consumers; Estimate the quantity of algal-incorporated trace elements settling to surface sediments.