Articles | Volume 18, issue 19
Research article
08 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 08 Oct 2021

Abundances and morphotypes of the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi in southern Patagonia compared to neighbouring oceans and Northern Hemisphere fjords

Francisco Díaz-Rosas, Catharina Alves-de-Souza, Emilio Alarcón, Eduardo Menschel, Humberto E. González, Rodrigo Torres, and Peter von Dassow


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-449', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-449', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on bg-2020-449', Mariem Saavedra, 09 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Jul 2021) by Clare Woulds
AR by Peter von Dassow on behalf of the Authors (04 Aug 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (01 Sep 2021) by Clare Woulds
AR by Peter von Dassow on behalf of the Authors (05 Sep 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Coccolithophores are important unicellular algae with a calcium carbonate covering that might be affected by ongoing changes in the ocean due to absorption of CO2, warming, and melting of glaciers. We used the southern Patagonian fjords as a natural laboratory, where chemical conditions are naturally highly variable. One variant of a widespread coccolithophore species can tolerate these conditions, suggesting it is highly adaptable, while others were excluded, suggesting they are less adaptable.
Final-revised paper