A ‘Natural’ Experiment in Santa Monica Bay, California: Potential Changes in the Microbial Loop in R
Study Questions • Will the diverted Hyperion effluent cause a phytoplankton bloom in Santa Monica Bay? • If phytoplankton do respond, what groups responded and what was the magnitude of the response? • If phytoplankton do not respond, what inhibited the response?
Authors: Jayme Smith, Alyssa Gellene, Curtis Cash, Mas Dojiri, and David A. Caron
Institution: University of Southern California, City of Los Angeles Environmental Monitoring Division
Location: Santa Monica Bay, CA USA