Volume 03 | Number 2 | November 1990
On the Cover: Floating Flora: Diverse phytoplankton from a vertical net haul taken in Massachusetts Bay, February 6, 1990. The intersecting "airport-runways" in the upper part of the photomicrograph are Stephanopyxis nipponica, the "bracelet chain" of cells at the center are Thalassiothrix longissima, and the sphere at the bottom is Coscinodiscus sp. Chaetoceros decipiens is the genus and species of the multispined rectangles of cells. All of these are diatoms. The Coscinodiscus has a diameter of approximately 20 µm—about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. The small bright spots throughout are cyanobacteria with a diameter of ~1 µm. Photo taken on a Zeiss microscope using bright-field phase contrast. (Photo courtesy of E. Haugen and L, Shapiro, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and University of Oregon.) See p. 47.
REGULAR ISSUE FEATURES
Ocean Circulation Influencing the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
By Thomas C. Royer , John A. Vermersch, Thomas J. Weingartner, H.J. Niebauer, and Robin D. Muench
In-Situ Optical Sensing of Particles for Determination of Oceanic Processes: What Satellites Can't See, But Tranmissometers Can
By Wilford D. Gardner, Mary Jo Richardson, Ian D. Walsh, and Bret L. Berglund
Avoiding Ship-Induced Light-Field Perturbation in the Determination of Oceanic Optical Properties
By Kirk J. Waters, Raymond C. Smith, and Marion R. Lewis
Marine Ecosystem Research at the Weddell Sea Ice Edge: The AMERIEZ Program
By Walker O. Smith Jr. and David L. Garrison
Color Image-Analyzed Fluorescence Microscopy: A New Tool for Marine Microbial Ecology
By Michael E. Sieracki and Charles L. Viles
SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • Questionnaire Response
Brooks, D.A. 1990. Society soundings: Questionnaire response. Oceanography 3(2):2, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1990.11.
QUARTERDECK • A Matter of Detail
By David A. Brooks
REVIEW AND COMMENT • Richard W. Eppley's Contributions to Phytoplankton Physiology and Biological Oceanography
By C.S. Weiler, W.M. Balch , S.W. Chisholm, J.J. Cullen, W.G. Harrison, P.A. Matrai , J.J. McCarthy , J.R. Nelson, M.J. Perry, D.G. Redalje, J.H. Sharp , and M.M. Sinclair
REVIEW AND COMMENT • Flow Cytometry: Near Real-Time Information About Ocean Biology
By Clarice M. Yentsch
SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • President's Report
By D. James Baker
SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • The Oceanography Society's Second Scientific Meeting
Society soundings: The Oceanography Society’s Second Scientific Meeting. 1990. Oceanography 3(2):56.
NEWS AND INFORMATION • NEWS & INFORMATION
News & information. 1990. Oceanography 3(2):57–59.
MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS •
Meeting & workshops. 1990. Oceanography 3(2):59–61.
BOOK REVIEW • Biological Oceanography: An Early History, 1870 to 1960
By David J. Carlson
BOOK REVIEW • A Fragile Power: Scientists and the State
By Andrew G. Dickson