Kōrero: Plankton

The toxic Karenia brevisulcata

The toxic Karenia brevisulcata

Many toxic blooms of plankton are caused by dinoflagellates. This electron microscope photograph shows 16 cells of Karenia brevisulcata, the species responsible for the mass poisoning of marine life around the southern coast of the North Island from January to March 1998.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Plankton - Toxic blooms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5141/the-toxic-karenia-brevisulcata (accessed 5 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006