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Table 1 Abundance and biomass contribution of the three phytoplankton size classes at two sampling stations in Laguna Macapule during cold and warm months

From: Influence of agriculture and aquaculture activities on the response of autotrophic picoplankton in Laguna Macapule, Gulf of California (Mexico)

El Tortugón
  Cold months Warm months
Phytoplankton size fraction Average abundance, ×106 cells L−1 (SD) Relative biomass (%) Average abundance, ×106 cells L−1 (SD) Relative biomass (%)
0.2–2 μm 164.26 (207.72) 11.70 374.64 (169.16) 28.11
2–20 μm 7.86 (2.94) 10.20 12.0 (9.05) 0.89
20–200 μm 0.21 (0.11) 78.10 0.64 (0.54) 71.00
Macapule entrance
 0.2–2 μm 84.06 (50.84) 6.54 148.64 (30.48) 7.92
 2–20 μm 4.33 (1.85) 4.17 4.66 (3.41) 0.44
 20–200 μm 0.96 (0.62) 89.29 0.60 (0.20) 91.62
Total average
 0.2–2 μm 124.16 (151.12) 9.07 261.65 (165.41) 17.98
 2–20 μm 6.09 (2.99) 10.19 8.33 (7.57) 0.67
 20–200 μm 0.59 (0.58) 78.19 0.62 (0.39) 81.35