A quantitative and ecological study of the algal flora of Huntington Canyon, Emery Co., Utah was conducted from March 1971 to April 1972. Data were collected concerning net plankton, nannoplankton, periphyton and visible attached algae. Certain physical and chemical parameters in the waters of Huntington Creek and a small pond along its course also were measured. The algal flora of Huntington Canyon contains a wide diversity of genera and species. Diatoms are the main constituent of the flora of this stream throughout the year. Hydrurus foetidus is prevalent in the creek in Huntington Canyon from late winter to early summer, and filamentous blue-green algae abound in the summer and fall. Cladophora flomerata, Oedogonium sp., and Chara vulgaris are abundant in the creek beyond the mouth of the canyon. Most plankton in Huntington Creek originate on the substrate and in reservoirs. Huntington Creek is a cold, fast flowing, hard water mountain stream, and the algal flora of this creek is typical of such a habitat.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Squires, Lorin E., "A quantitative and ecological survey of the algae of Huntington Canyon, Utah" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 7981.
Algae; Botany, Utah; Huntington Canyon (Utah)