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Free Content Correlation Between Oceanographic Factors and Abundance of the Florida Red-Tide (Gymnodinium Breve Davis), 1954–61

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Data on the Florida red-tide organism, Gymnodinium breve Davis, and concomitant oceanographic measurements from February 1954 through July 1961 were analyzed to determine effects of certain environmental factors on abundance. A multiple curvilinear correlation showed that 61 per cent of the monthly variability in abundance of G. breve was associated with variations in salinity, temperature, onshore winds of over 7 kts, and abundance the previous month. Correlation was attempted between the residuals of this multiple correlation and nine chemical variables: PO4-P, total PO4-P, NO3-NO2-N, copper, alkalinity, silicon, calcium, total organic nitrogen, and ammonia NH3-N. No correlations were significant.

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Publication date: 1966-09-01

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