Estudio de la comunidad fitoplanctónica en el estuario interior de Esmeraldas, Ecuador durante mayo de 2002
El presente trabajo tiene por finalidad determinar la composición, abundancia y distribution de las especies que se encuentran en los ríos de la ciudad de Esmeraldas.The present investigation comprehended, three kinds of method: Chlorophyll a, cell count, cualitative analysis. That to contributed with ecology information about of phytoplankton community. These information were carry out in five area that included 31 stations in the internal stuary of the Esmeraldas city during on may of 2002. In the water example was identify 51 species and 87 species was observed in net 50 u. In the community of phytoplankton. The diatoms was dominant and the low concentration the dinoflagellates, cianobacters, clorophyta, euglenophyta and tintinnoids. In count cells was observed the dominant of Mesodinium rubrum and Thalassiosira subtilis in all area. However in examples of net (50u) was registered species typical of estuary environmental Chaetoceros affinis, Skeletonema costatum, Bacteriastrum elongatum, Pseudo-nitzschia paradoxa and reported the high abundance and diversity. These species presented a broad distribution and were dominan tipical of area.