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Fri, 2009/06/19 - 12:44pm

In years when the flow is low in the Apalachicola River, there is not nearly as much phytoplankton available for young fish in the northern Gulf of Mexico, according to Steven Morey of the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS).

The microscopic plant-like organisms known as phytoplankton are a vital part of the oceanic food chain, and while other scientific research about low flow in the Apalachicola has been done, most of it has focused on the estuary system of Apalachicola Bay.