Productivity of the Arabian Sea along The southwest coast of India

Rajagopalan, M S and Thomas, P A and Mathew, K J and Selvaraj, G S D and George, Rani Mary and Mathew, C V and Naomi, T S and Kaladharan, P and Balachandran, V K and Antony, Geetha (1992) Productivity of the Arabian Sea along The southwest coast of India. CMFRI Bulletin, 45. pp. 9-37.


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Monsoon plays a critical role in triggering environmental features such as seawater temperature, salinity, disolved oxygen content and nutrient generation which In turn become responsible for production of phytoplankton and zooplankton. Along the southwest coast of India the intensity of southwest monsoon as evidenced by annual rainfall showed a declining trend during the years 1983 to 1988. An attmpt is made here to correlate certain environmental features with the abundance and fluctuations in phytoplankton and zooplankton in the inshore waters off Cochin, Vizhinjam and Minicoy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Productivity; Arabian Sea; southwest coast; India
Subjects: Marine Environment > Primary Production
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2010 12:03
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:18

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