Primary productivity of seaweeds in the lagoon of Minicoy atoll of Laccadive archipelago

Kaladharan, P and Kandan, S (1997) Primary productivity of seaweeds in the lagoon of Minicoy atoll of Laccadive archipelago. Seaweed Research and Utilisation, 19 (1 & 2). pp. 25-28.

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Abstract

Net primary production (NPP) of 10 commonly available seaweeds varied from 2 to 10 g C/m3/day. The NPP of Enteromorpha compressa and Hypnea valentiae were the highest and that of Caulerpapeltata was the lowest. The mean of NPP of these 10 seaweeds when measured individually was 5.68 g C/m3/d and that of all seaweeds incubated collectively registered 5.32 g C/m3/d. Hence it is presumed that the probable rate of NPP of seaweed community contributing to Minicoy lagoon is approximately 5g/C/m3/d. Except for C.peltata E.compressa and Gelidiella acerosa. The NPP of other species was higher at bottom than at the surface of the lagoon. The results obtained are discussed in the light of distribution of seaweed in Minicoy Lagoon

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary productivity; seaweed; lagoon; Minicoy; Laccadive archipelago
Subjects: Algae
Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 08:50
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:35
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5928

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