Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

Kimberly Thomas, University of South Carolina

Class Year: 
1997

Project Title: 

Composition and Molecular Weight Fractionation DOM and POM Produced by the Diatom Skeletonema costatum In Situ and in the Chlorophyll Maximum of the Delaware Estuary

Abstract: 

Cultures of the marine diatom Skeletonema costatum, the major diatom species in the Delaware Bay estuary, were grown in f/2 culture medium at a salinity of 20 ppt. DOM was collected and ultrafiltrated to obtain two fractions (>lkDa and