The plankton of the st. croix river in 2000, including tardigrades, a red alga, and chrysophyceae

R. K. Winkelmann, Charles Elzinga, Diane R. Nelson, Mark B. Edlund, M. R. Sommerfeld

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Abstract

We studied the St. Croix River from May to September 2000, sampling the water with surface plankton net tows. We found low water, low flow, and a warm environment and observed new surface plankton. We report a red alga. The surface plankton also contained the alga genera Oedegonium, Hydrodictyon, Elakatothrix, Selenastrum, Tetraedon, Ouadrigula, and Xanthidinium for the first time in our years of study. We also observed Synura, a chrysophyte, which had not been observed previously. We found many suctorian and amoeboid forms in the plankton, and we report the first continuous surface plankton observations of tardigrades.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-188
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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