This report primarily examines relationships between the tunicate B. digonas and several water quality parameters, with emphasis on chlorophyll-a concentrations, for the period September 1996 through March 1998. This study period encompasses two complete September to March periods which, based on surveys in previous years by the BSG, has proven to be the time of year when hatched stages of the tunicate generally can be expected to be present on the bay bottom. However, the report also examines water quality and tunicate information gathered for several years prior to 1996.
Scholar Commons Citation
The Bay Study Group Department of Sanitary Sewers, "Does the tunicate Bostrichobranchus digonas (Abbott) control the seasonal distribution of phytoplankton biomass In Tampa Bay?" (1998). Reports. Paper 61.