Production of particulate organic matter by the reef on Kavaratti atoll (Laccadives)

Qasim, S Z and Sankaranarayanan, V N (1970) Production of particulate organic matter by the reef on Kavaratti atoll (Laccadives). Limnology and Oceanography, 15 (4). pp. 574-578.

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Abstract

The concentration of particulate organic carbon in the vicinity of Kavaratti Atoll is much greater than that of the surrounding sea. The particulate organic matter, which is largely produced by the coral reef, amounts to about 20% of the total gross production of the reef community. It is suggested that, in the absence of an adequate standing crop of phytoplankton, the particulate matter may form an important source of energy to zooplankton in coral reef waters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Production; particulate; organic matter; reef; Kavaratti atoll; Laccadives
Subjects: Marine Environment > Primary Production
Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 04 May 2011 09:01
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8361

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