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REPHY: Network Monitoring phytoplankton [Réseau de Surveillance phytoplanctonique]
Institut Français pour la Recherche et l'Exploitation de la Mer, Nantes, France; (2019): REPHY - Réseau de Surveillance du Phytoplankton

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The "Réseau de Surveillance phytoplanctonique" REPHY is a french national phytoplankton monitoring programme set up by Ifremer in 1984 following an observation of numerous diarethic intoxications of shellfish consumers in 1983 and 1984 on the Breton coast of France. more

Network Monitoring phytoplankton REPHY was created by Ifremer in 1984, following the observation of many poisonings (diarrhea) of shellfish consumers in 1983 and 1984, on the coast of Brittany. These poisonings were caused by the development of Dinophysis in the coastal environment which produce toxins that cause diarrhea. The REPHY is a nationwide network of twelve coastal laboratories that share the French coast. It aims to:
  • observe all phytoplankton species in coastal waters, and identify events such as colored waters, exceptional blooms and algal species toxic or harmful to marine life,
  • monitoring of particular species that produce toxins harmful to consumers of shellfish.
These objectives are complementary, since regular monitoring of all phytoplankton species allows the detection of toxic species known pest, but also potentially toxic species. It is the presence of these toxic species in water that triggers monitoring of toxins in shellfish.

Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Pigments (e.g. chlorophyll), Biology > Plankton, Biology > Plankton > Phytoplankton
Marine, Algal blooms, Monitoring, Phytoplankton, ANE, France, ASW, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, ISW, Mascarene I., Reunion I., MED, France

Geographical coverage
ANE, France [Marine Regions]
ASW, Lesser Antilles, Martinique [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -62,983; MinLat: -21,3747 - MaxLong: 55,5638; MaxLat: 51,1513 [WGS84]
ISW, Mascarene I., Reunion I. [Marine Regions]
MED, France [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1987 - 2018


Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), moredata ownerdata manager
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer; Centre de Nantes, moredata creator

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Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
(Partly) included in:
Gridded abundance maps of phytoplankton diversity and toxicity around the French coast, more
Quadrige database, more

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-06-14
Information last updated: 2019-08-06
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