This week we saw a variety of phytoplankton species present in samples from the inner and outer bay with different groups dominating in different sub-bays. Halibut Cove phytoplankton was dominated by two different phytoplankton blooms, Chaetoceros sp. and Rhizosolenia sp.. The only other years Rhizosolenia sp. was the dominant phytoplankton in inner Kachemak Bay during July were 2014 and 2016.
Additional information, including qualitative analysis of phytoplankton data, is available in the Phytoplankton Update for July 16th – July 22nd.