The production of volatile iodocarbons by biogenic marine aggregates

Hughes, C, Malin, G ORCID:, Turley, CM, Keely, BJ, Nightingale, PD and Liss, PS (2008) The production of volatile iodocarbons by biogenic marine aggregates. Limnology and Oceanography, 53 (2). pp. 867-872. ISSN 1939-5590

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We present the first reported measurements of volatile iodocarbon production by biogenic marine aggregates. Iodomethane (CH3 I), iodoethane (C2H5I), 2-iodopropane (CH 3CHICH3), and 1-iodopropane (CH3CH 2CH2I) concentrations were determined in incubations of aggregates formed by concentrating the >53 µm fraction of the plankton during a field campaign in the Celtic Sea. All four iodocarbons increased significantly in concentration in the aggregate incubations relative to filtered seawater controls. Maximum production rates ranged from 0.01 pmol L -1 h-1 for CH3 CHICH3 to 0.31 pmol L-1 h-1 for C2H5I. Accompanying pheopigment and bacterial heterotrophic production suggest that the processes taking place on the aggregates studied were a good representation of those known to occur on natural marine particles. We also report iodocarbon production rates observed in natural marine aggregates, including a diatom mucilage collected in the Celtic Sea and phytodetritus sampled from Kongsfjord in the Arctic. Detrital particles could be hotspots of iodocarbon production in the marine environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/life_below_water
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011 11:53
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 00:55
DOI: 10.4319/lo.2008.53.2.0867

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