Concentrations of phytoplanlton pigment were sampled in the subsurface layer. Filter samples were stored in a deep-freezer (-80ºC) until analysis on land. Pigments were extracted following to a method described in Suzuki et al., (2005). Concentrations of phytolpankton pigment were determined by a method of Van Heukelem et al. (2001).
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