Data from: Advection by ocean currents modifies phytoplankton size structure

Joan Salvador Font-Muñoz, Antoni Jordi, Idan Tuval, Jorge Arrieta, Sílvia Anglès & Gotzon Basterretxea
Advection by ocean currents modifies phytoplankton size structure at small scales (1–10 cm) by aggregating cells in different regions of the flow depending on their size. This effect is caused by the inertia of the cells relative to the displaced fluid. It is considered that, at larger scales (greater than or equal to 1 km), biological processes regulate the heterogeneity in size structure. Here, we provide observational evidence of heterogeneity in phytoplankton size structure driven...

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