Ecology of mudbanks - Phytoplankton productivity in Alleppey mudbank

Nair, P N Radhakrishnan and Gopinathan, C P and Balachandran, V K and Mathew, K J and Regunathan, A and Rao, D S and Murty, A V S (1984) Ecology of mudbanks - Phytoplankton productivity in Alleppey mudbank. CMFRI Bulletin, 31 . pp. 28-35.

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The standing crop of phytcplankton, in terms of biomass, chloropliyll a and total ceils, recorded high values during the rise as well as maturity of the mudbank. However, the primary production showed high values only before, and not during or after, the formation of the mudbank Qualitatively, a total of 58 species of phytoplankters were present. A no'abie feature seen in association with the mud bank was the blooming of Noctiluca miliaris, at the time of dissipation of the mudbank during both the seasons'of 1971 and 1972. The possible relation ship of phytoplankton to and the role it plays at the mudbank is briefly discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mudbanks; phytoplankton
Subjects:Marine Environment
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:772
Deposited On:01 Jun 2010 18:17
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