Phytoplankton Blooms along the Indian Coasts-some highlights

Mathew, K J and Thomas, P A and George, Rani Mary and Girijavallabhan, K G and Siraimeetan, Pon and Naomi, T S and Nair, K Ramachandran and Antony, Geetha and Bhat, G S and Selvaraj, M (1988) Phytoplankton Blooms along the Indian Coasts-some highlights. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 84 . pp. 11-13.

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The present article embodies a critical appraisal of the blooms observed at Karwar, Mangalore, Cochin, Vizhinjam, Tuticorin and Madras from 1982 to 1987. Noctiluca miliaris, Coscinodiscus sp. and Fragilaria oceanica are the three common species which appear in blooms regularly. There are some other phytoplankters also which bloom occasionally at restricted areas. These include species of Ceratium, Chaetoceros, Rhizosolenia, Biddulphia, Skeletonema, Thalassionema, Thalassiosira subtilis, Thalassiothrix and Trichodesmium.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Phytoplankton bloom; Indian coasts ; Monotypic; Salinity; Dissolved oxygen
Subjects:Marine Environment > Algal Blooms
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:2788
Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 12:27
Last Modified:25 Jun 2014 15:02

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