Collaborative Research: Quantitative Importance and Trophic Role of Noctiluca Blooms in the Arabian Sea

Lead PI: Dr. Joaquim I Goes

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

October 2010 - October 2012
Asia ; India ; Arabian Sea
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will examine why the Arabian Sea has seen a three-fold increase in phytoplankton bloom biomass and why these blooms have transitioned from diatom dominated to Noctiluca Miliaris dominated which suggests the sea may be becoming eutrophic.