Regarding need for good plankton i.d. keys, check out:
Cupp, E.E. 1943. Marine plankton diatoms of the west coast of North
Amercia. IN: H.U. Sverdrup et al. (ed.) Bulletin of the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography of the University of California, La Jolla, California.
University of California Press. Berkeley. Volume 5, No. 1. 238 pp.
I don't know if it is still in press, but I have a copy. If you can't turn this
up locally, drop a line and I'll send a copy.
Washington Dept. Fish and Wildlife
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