Seasonal abundance of phytoplankton in the Cochin backwater

Gopinathan, C P (1971) Seasonal abundance of phytoplankton in the Cochin backwater. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 14 (2). pp. 568-577.


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    Qualitative and quantitative studies on phytoplankton of the Cochin Backwater showed that about 120 species of phytoplankters (excluding nanoplankton) commonly occur in the estuary. Of the 88 species of diatoms, 74 occur regularly and the rest are rare. These 14, have been recorded for the first time from the Indian waters. Two peaks of abundance were observed—one during the monsoon months (May to July) and the other in the post-monsoon period (October to December). In the Backwater the enrichment of water with nutrients largely occurs during the monsoon months. This seems to be the most important feature governing the quantitative abundance of the species.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: diatoms; Cochin Backwater
    Subjects: Marine Biology > Phytoplanktons
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Geetha P Mrs
    Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2010 12:12
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:12

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