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.



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-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:4474
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:27 Sep 2010 13:06
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