Christopher J. Gobler, David A. Hutchins, Nicholas S. Fisher, Elizabeth M. Cosper, Sergio A. Saňudo‐WilhelmyLimnology and OceanographyFirst Published:
We examined the release of major nutrient elements (C, N, and P) and two micronutrients (Fe and Se) that are potentially limiting for A. anophageferens blooms (Gobler and Cosper 1996; Cosper et al. 1993) (Fig. 1, pathway 1).
This is the first time I’ve heard of selenium (Se) as a potentially limiting element.
Lots of other interesting info in there about how the nutrients released are ultimately consumed and recycled either by other phytoplankton or bacteria.