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Title: Phytoplankton dynamics and cyanobacterial dominance in Murchison Bay of Lake Victoria (Uganda) in relation to environmental conditions

Date Published: 2010
Author/s: Sigrid Haande, Thomas Rohrlack, Ronald P. Semyalo, Pal Brettum, Bente Edvardsen, Anne Lyche-Solheim, Kai Sørensen, Petter Larsson
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Affiliation: a Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Gaustadalle´en 21, N-0349 Oslo, Norway b University of Bergen, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 7800, N-5020 Bergen, Norway
c University of Oslo, Department of Biology, P.O. Box 1066, Blindern, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
Keywords: Phytoplankton
Lake Victoria


Murchison Bay is a shallow embayment in the north-western part of Lake Victoria, strongly influenced
by urban pollution from the Ugandan capital Kampala. Two stations, representing the semi-enclosed
innermost part of the bay and the wider outer part of the bay, were sampled in the period from April
2003 to March 2004, in order to assess the phytoplankton community and the nutrient status in the bay