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Climate-driven range expansion of the red-tide dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans into the Southern Ocean

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McLeod, DJ and Hallegraeff, GM and Hosie, GW and Richardson, AJ, Climate-driven range expansion of the red-tide dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans into the Southern Ocean, Journal of Plankton Research, 34, (4) pp. 332-337. ISSN 0142-7873 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2012 Oxford University Press

DOI: doi:10.1093/plankt/fbr112

Abstract

We describe a climate-driven range expansion of the red-tide dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans into the Southern Ocean (458310S 1478E). Sea surface height data showed that a warm-core eddy moving southwards from Tasmania was the potential vector for the transport of Noctiluca. We provide evidence for active feeding of Noctiluca on Southern Ocean phytoplankton. Possible competition with other grazers may have implications for food web dynamics were Noctiluca to become established in the Southern Ocean.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Noctiluca, climate change, continuous plankton recorder, East Australian current, range expansion, Tasmania
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant Biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Author:Hallegraeff, GM (Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff)
ID Code:76645
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:23
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2012-03-08
Last Modified:2016-09-27
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