Paper published in Continental Shelf Research

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Dzwonkowski of the University of South Alabama Dauphin Island Sea Lab for publishing a new paper in Continental Shelf Research! This paper describes the biogeochemical response of shelf waters to a meteorological flushing event that occurred just after the remnants of Hurricane Patricia passed over the northern Gulf of Mexico. At the edge of a freshwater influenced region, we documented a dense aggregation of Trichodesmium (Nitrogen fixing bacteria) that had apparently exploited an ecological niche in this relatively small area, as indicated by low N:P ratios and relatively high stratification in salinity. This is one of the first studies to be published as part of the CONCORDE consortium and provides insight into biological and physical coupling in this region. Stay tuned for more publications to come from our group!