Table 2: Weekly distributions of unique phytoplankton genera across the stations; genera with bold indicates these were detected during certain times of the study period.

WeeksStn1Stn2Stn3

1Dinophysis, Amphora, Nitzschia Rhizosolenia, Peridinium Thalassionema, Melosira

2Cymbella, Chaetoceros Ceratium, Nitzschia

3Navicula, Ceratium, Chaetoceros, Melosira, Bellerochea, AmphipleuraPleurosigma, Amphora, Guinardia, Ditylum

4Ditylum, Odontella, Chaetoceros Navicula Rhizosolenia, Nitzschia, Skeletonema, Protoperidinium, Peridinium

5Thalassiosira, Coscinodiscus

6Navicula, Coscinodiscus, Peridinium, Dinophysis Nitzschia, Chaetoceros, Pleurosigma, Pseudo-nitzschia, Ditylum

7Navicula, Thalassiosira, Cyclotella, Ceratium, Nitzschia, Peridinium

8Cyclotella, Ceratium Coscinodiscus, Navicula

9Nitzschia, Ceratium Skeletonema, Cyclotella

10Nitzschia, Chaetoceros, Navicula Ceratium, Thalassionema Thalassiosira

11Cyclotella, Skeletonema Nitzschia

12Skeletonema Navicula

13Navicula, Nitzschia, Odontella Cyclotella, Thalassiosira, Bellerochea

14Skeletonema, Odontella Gyrosigma, Guinardia Nitzschia

15Thalassiosira, Bellerochea

16Cyclotella, Cerataulina, Gyrosigma, Chaetoceros, Melosira, Hemidiscus , Bacillaria, Bacteriastrum Pleurosigma

17Ceratium, Chaetoceros, Cyclotella, Thalassiosira, Actinocyclus Navicula, Cylindrotheca

18Chaetoceros, Thalassiosira, Cylindrotheca, HemidiscusActinocyclus, Odontella, Navicula

19Navicula, Chaetoceros Pleurosigma, Thalassionema, Thalassiosira

20Nitzschia Thalassionema, Gyrosigma, Odontella Ceratium, Noctiluca, Cerataulina, Cocconeis

21Noctiluca, Pleurosigma, Cerataulina, Planktoniella Amphora Surirella, Odontella, Lauderia, Chaetoceros, Eucampia

22Cyclotella, Pleurosigma, Ceratium, Nitzschia, Surirella Amphora, Chaetoceros, Cylindrotheca, Pinnularia, Amphiprora

23Thalassionema, Thalassiosira, Pinnularia, ParaliaTriceratium, Cymbella, Amphiprora, Peridinium Surirella

24Melosira Surirella, Amphiprora, Pinnularia, Thalassionema, Climacosphenia, Ditylum

25Amphora, AmphipleuraCeratium, Rhizosolenia Nitzschia, Planktoniella, Lauderia, Skeletonema, Phormidium, Melosira

26Ditylum, Triceratium, Peridinium, Chaetoceros, Cylindrotheca, Ceratium, Gyrosigma Cyclotella, Surirella, Cocconeis

27Nitzschia, Cocconeis, Cyclotella Spirogyra, Thalassiosira Oscillatoria, Ceratium

28Cylindrotheca, Navicula Fragilaria, Thalassiosira, Phormidium, Rhizosolenia, Amphora, Triceratium, Cymbella Ceratium, Gyrosigma, Thalassionema

29Synechococcus Rhizosolenia, Chaetoceros Melosira

30Thalassiothrix, Raphidiopsis, Amphiprora, Pleurosigma Melosira, Rhizosolenia

31Skeletonema, Cylindrotheca, Coscinodiscus, Thalassionema Cyclotella, Triceratium, Thalassiothrix, MinutocellusMelosira, Nitzschia