I learned that scientists switched from measuring in lux (the amount of illumination) and started measuring light power only since the 1980’s! Today, light power is mostly expressed as PAR, but some authors still seem to refer to the precursor, µE’s. (An obvious salute to Einstein.)
Dinoflagellates have enemies too! Another article for folks trying to understand dinoflagellates a little better.
Chaeto and turf algae allow the highest density of epiphitic toxic dino’s of any sudied algae. (See Table 1.)
Even more interesting to me is Appendix A where a variety of macro aglae are listed, along with notes on palatability to some known grazers.
Article Title: Parasitic Life Styles of Marine Dinoflagellates Author: COATS, D. WAYNE Journal: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Volume 46, Issue 4, July 1999, Pages 402–409 Universal Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1550-7408.1999.tb04620.x PDF Available […]parasitic dinoflagellates exhibit varying degrees of host specificity. The fish ectoparasite Amyloodinium ocellatum shows almost no host preference, with infections reported for over 100 species representing more than […]