Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 13, 2743–2755, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2743-2016

Special issue: Catastrophic reduction of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean...

Biogeosciences, 13, 2743–2755, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2743-2016

Research article 10 May 2016

Research article | 10 May 2016

Change in coccolith size and morphology due to response to temperature and salinity in coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyta) isolated from the Bering and Chukchi seas

Kazuko Saruwatari et al.

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Coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyta) strains collected from the subarctic North Pacific and Arctic oceans during the R/V MIRAI cruise in 2010 (MR10-05) were established as clone cultures. This is the first report of a detailed morphometric and morphological investigation of Arctic Ocean coccolithophore strains. Taken together, our results suggest that calcification productivity can be used to predict future oceanic environmental conditions in the polar regions.
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