Wind-driven development and transport of Gymnodinium catenatum blooms along the coast of Fujian, China

Zhang, Caiyun and Lim, Po Teen and Li, Xueding and Gu, Haifeng and Li, Xing and Anderson, Donald M. (2020) Wind-driven development and transport of Gymnodinium catenatum blooms along the coast of Fujian, China. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 39. p. 101397. ISSN 2352-4855, DOI

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Gymnodinium catenatum is a cosmopolitan, bloom-forming dinoflagellate known to produce a suite of potent paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins. Here, we revisit two major blooms of G. catenatum along the Fujianese Coast, China, in 2017 and 2018. The impact area of the 2017 bloom was larger than that of the 2018 event. Field sampling and remote satellite sensing revealed that alongshore transport driven by the southwest wind, as well as physical accumulation driven by the northeast wind, played important roles in the development and distribution of the two bloom events. The relationship between wind-induced hydrodynamic conditions and the unprecedented HAB events established in this study adds greatly to our understanding of algal bloom dynamics along the Fujianese coast. These results improve our ability to detect, track, and forecast G. catenatum blooms, thereby potentially minimizing the negative impacts of future HAB events. © 2020 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Funders: National Key Research and Development Program of China ( # 2016YFE0202100 and 2016YFC1401906 ), Key Program of NSF-China ( #U1805241 ), China Scholarship Council ( #201806315023 ), MEL-XMU Internal Program ( #MELRI1905 ), MEL-XMU Visiting Fellowship ( #MELRS1929 ), National Science Foundation [OCE-1840381], National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences [ 1-P01-ES028938-01 ] through the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health, ECOHAB project NOAA NOS #NA15NOS4780181
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gymnodinium catenatum; Alongshore transport; Physical aggregation; Wind; Fujian coast
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Office > Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2021 06:51
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 06:51

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