Seasonal variations in chlorophyll-a of some tropical environments

Balasubramanian, T (1974) Seasonal variations in chlorophyll-a of some tropical environments. Mahasagar, 7 (3&4). pp. 201-204.


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    Seasonal variations in phytoplankton pigment were studied for a period of one year from May 1973 to April 1974 in three environments, viz sea- grass bed, coral reef waters and an estuary near Mandapam. Chlorophyll u values ranged from 0.893 to 9µg/1 in the Waters of seagrass bed, in coral reef waters the range was from 0.177 to 0.695 µg/l, In estuary chlorophyll-a varied from 0.962 to 8.762µg/l. Among the three environments taken for study, the coral reef waters showed lower chlorophyll concentration than seagrass bed wjtets and estuary. A proper understanding of the role of the free phytoplankton and their association with corals and seaweeds in ascertaining their contribution lo the production in selected environments has been stressed.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Seasonal variations; chlorophyll-a; tropical environments
    Subjects: Marine Environment > Primary Production
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 07:36
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:27

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