Sinking rates of flagellates and diatoms

Range 0.18-6.0 m/day
Organism Various
Reference Richard W. Eppley, Robert W. Holmes and John D. H. Strickland, Sinking rates of marine phytoplankton measured with a fluorometer, J. exp. mar. Biol. Ecol., 1967, Vol. I, pp. 191-208 Table I Table - link , Table II Table link - link
Method Fluorometer (measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence)
Comments 0.18 meters/day for (growing) Monochrysis lutherii. 6.0 meters/day for (non-growing) Gonyaulax polyedra, both flagellates.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105172