Primary production of a seagrass bed on Kavaratti Atoll (Laccadives)

Qasim, S Z and Bhattathiri, P M A (1971) Primary production of a seagrass bed on Kavaratti Atoll (Laccadives). Hydrobiologia, 38 (1). pp. 29-38.


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Along the intertidal zone of Kavaratti Lagoon, a seagrass bed, consisting largely of Thalassia and Cymodocea, grows on a substratum of loose coral sand and coral debris. Primary production of this grass bed was estimated from a study of diurnal changes in dissolved oxygen over the bed and experiments were conducted on some isolated plants to determine their rates of oxygen production and consumption. Both these studies showed that photosynthesis of the community during daylight is greater than its respiration during day and night combined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary production; seagrass bed; Kavaratti Atoll; Laccadives
Subjects: Marine Environment > Primary Production
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 06:59
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49

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