Satellite Color Observations of the Phytoplankton Distribution in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific During the 1982-1983. El Niño

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Science  30 Nov 1984:
Vol. 226, Issue 4678, pp. 1069-1071
DOI: 10.1126/science.226.4678.1069


Dramatic changes in the patterns of satellite-derived pigment concentrations around the Galápagos Islands during February and March 1983 are associated with unusual oceanographic conditions observed during the 1982-1983 El Niño. The redistribution of food resources might have contributed to the reproductive failure of seabirds and marine mammals on these islands during this El Niño.