Primary productivity of some sea grass beds in the Gulf of Mannar

Balasubramanian, T and Wafar, M V M (1975) Primary productivity of some sea grass beds in the Gulf of Mannar. Mahasagar, 8 (1 & 2). pp. 87-92.

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Abstract

Primary productivity of two seagrass beds and one algal bed in the Gulf of Mannar was studied by diurnal curve method. The sea grass bed close to Mandapam Camp was found to be autotrophic, with P/R ratios ranging from 1.65 to 3.90. The seagrass and algal beds around Kurusadai island were heterotrophic. Production of oxygen by individual sea grasses equalled or exceeded their consumption.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Primary productivity; sea grass; Gulf of Mannar
Subjects:Marine Environment > Primary Production
Algae
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:7367
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:08 Feb 2011 13:10
Last Modified:08 Feb 2011 13:11

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