MSc AEM
Algal List, Millport reservoirs, October/November 2007
Napier University

 

Collected during the MSc Aquatic Ecosystem Management's October 2007 field trip to the Marine Station

(For previous years' results: click on the year 2002 
2003 2004  2005 2006)

The class remit was to perform a microbiological examination of the tourist beaches, then come up with (theoretical) design recommendations for sewage treatment, and for drinking water purification based on an old reservoir. We sampled the algae as a guide to the quality of the fresh water supply. Camphill reservoir, in the hills near Largs, is the source of the current water supply for Cumbrae piped under the channel).

Relative abundance of the algae is indicated.
New additions to the species list are illustrated where possible.

Reservoirs  
Camphill
  Millport upper
  Millport Lower
         
Presumptive coliforms/100ml        
  Temp. C
10.1
10.1
9.3
  pH    
6.8
7.8
8.2
  Conductivity µS
92.6
232
239
Species Group
net plankton
net plankton
periphyton
net plankton
periphyton
click on the image (from this sampling) or text (library pictures) link for a larger image  
Ankistrodesmus sp.

Chlorophyte 

 
 
 +
 
 
Asterionella formosa diatom
+
 
+
 
Asterococcus

Chlorophyte
 +
 
 
 
 
Asterocystis (Chroodactylon) Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
Aulacoseira sp. Diatom
  +++
 +
 
 
Botryococcus sp. Chlorophyte
 
 
++ 
 +
Bulbochaete Chlorophyte
+
+
Ceratium hirundinella Dinoflagellate
 
 +
 
+
 
Chamaesiphon Cyanobacteria
 +
 
 
 
 
Closterium moniliferum
Chlorophyte
 
 
+ 
 +
 +
Closterium setaceum
Chlorophyte
 
 
 
+
Closterium ?venus Chlorophyte
 
 
 +
Cocconeis placentula Diatom
 
 
 
+ 
Coelastrum sphaericum Chlorophyte
 
+
+
 
Coelosphaerium
(see also Woronichinia)
Cyanobacteria
 
 +
 
 
 
Cosmarium depressum v. planctonicum
Chlorophyte
 
 +
 
 
Cosmarium subcrenatum

Chlorophyte
 
  +
 

 

 
Cymatopleura elliptica
Diatom
 
 
 
 +
 
Cymbella aspera Diatom
 +
 
 
 
 
Cymbella lanceolata Diatom
 
 
 
 
+
Desmidium swartzii Chlorophyte
+
       
Diatoma ?tenuis

Diatom
 
 
 +
 
Diatoma vulgaris

Diatom  
+
     
Dictyosphaerium
Chlorophyte
 
 +
 
Dinobryon sp. Flagellate
+
Encyonema sp. Diatom
 
 
 
 
Eudorina sp. Flagellate
 
 
 
+ 
 
Fragilaria capucina Diatom
 
 
++ 
+ 
Gomphonema truncatum Diatom
 
 
 
 
+
Gyrosigma acuminatum Diatom
 
 
 
+ 
Kirchneriella Chlorophyte
 
 
 
+
 
Mallomonas caudata Chrysophyte
 
 
 
+ 
 
Microcystis sp. Cyanobacteria
 
 
 
++
 
Mougeotia 8µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
+
 
Mougeotia 11µm.

(conjugating)
Chlorophyte
 
 
 
Mougeotia 14µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
Mougeotia 16µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 +
Mougeotia 22µm.
Chlorophyte
 +
 
 
Navicula ?subrhychocephala
Diatom
 
 
 
Oedogonium 15µm. Chlorophyte
 +
 
 
+
Oedogonium 30µm. Chlorophyte  
 
 
++ 
Oscillatoria 8µm. Cyanobacteria
 +
 
 
+ 
Pediastrum angulosum Chlorophyte
 
 
 +
 
 
Pediastrum boryanum Chlorophyte
 
 
 
+
 
Pediastrum duplex Chlorophyte
 
 +
 +
 
 
Phormidium 8µm. Cyanobacteria
 
 
 +
Pleurotaenium trabecula
Chlorophyte  
+
 

+

 
Rhoicosphenia curvata Diatom
 
 
 
 
Scenedesmus sp.
Chlorophyte
 
 
 +
 
 
?Sphaerocystis
Chlorophyte
 +
 
 
 
Spirogyra 11 µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
Spirogyra 20µm. Chlorophyte
 +
 
  +
 
Spirogyra 25µm. Chlorophyte
 
 
 
 
+ 
Staurastrum sp. Chlorophyte  
+
     
Staurastrum ?anatinum Chlorophyte  
+
   
Staurastrum ?avicula
Chlorophyte
+
       
Staurastrum armigerum fo. furcigerum Chlorophyte
+
 
 
 
 
Staurastrum ?brebissonii
Chlorophyte
+
       
Staurastrum chaetoceras Chlorophyte
 
+
+
+
Staurastrum planctonicum

Chlorophyte
 
+
+
 
Stenopterobia sigmatella Diatom  
 
 
 +
 
Stigeoclonium sp.
Chlorophyte        
+
Synedra sp.
Diatom  
+
+
++
Tabellaria fenestrata v. asterionelloides Diatom  
+++
 
 
+ 
 +
Tabellaria flocculosa Diatom
+
 
 
 
 
Tetracyclus lacustris Diatom  
 
 
 +
Ulothrix 11µm. Chlorophyte
+
       
Woronichinia Cyanobacteria
+++
+++
+++
 
Xanthidium antilopaeum
fo. depauperatum
Chlorophyte
+
 
 
 
  
Zygnema 20µm. Chlorophyte
 
 + 
+++ 

Compare with 2002  2003 2004  2005 2006 reservoir algae

John Kinross