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Biological production of methyl bromide in the coastal waters of the North Sea and open ocean of the northeast Atlantic

Baker, J.M; Reeves, C.E; Nightingale, P.D; Penkett, S.A; Gibb, S.W; Hatton, A.D.. 1999 Biological production of methyl bromide in the coastal waters of the North Sea and open ocean of the northeast Atlantic. Marine Chemistry, 64 (4). 267-285. 10.1016/S0304-4203(98)00077-2

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Abstract/Summary

Two separate studies in different oceanic regions provide evidence for the production of methyl bromide (CH3Br) by the prymnesiophyte Phaeocystis. A sampling program to study the seasonal cycle of CH3Br in a coastal area demonstrated that the seawater was supersaturated with respect to CH3Br for over 3 months of the year. The greatest saturation was observed during a bloom of Phaeocystis. Also, in situ field measurements demonstrated that CH3Br was supersaturated over a large region of the northeast Atlantic. A positive correlation was observed between CH3Br and dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP), indicating that there was a source common to both compounds. An accessory pigment, hexanoyloxyfucoxanthin, which indicates the presence of prymnesiophytes, also correlated positively with CH3Br.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/S0304-4203(98)00077-2
ISSN: 03044203
Date made live: 05 Dec 2016 11:47 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/514524

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