Zooplankton characteristics of the coastal ecosystem off Bombay, India

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dc.contributor.author Nair, V.R.
dc.contributor.author Ramaiah, Neelam
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-11T11:47:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-11T11:47:46Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.citation Pelagic Biogeography ICoPB II. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference. Final report of SCOR/IOC working group 93 , Ed by: Pierrot-Bults, A.C.; Spoel, S. van der 272-278p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1879
dc.description.abstract The nearshore waters of Bombay sustain a rich and diverse zooplankton fauna. Continuous observations for a period of 15 months indicated a variation from 0.4 to 19.9 mg C.m sup(3) (av. 4.3 mg C.m sup(-3)) in zooplankton biomass. The zooplankton production peak was found during the postmonsoon period of October to January following the unusually high phytoplankton production of the monsoon period (June to September, av. cell count 729 x 10 sup(3).l sup(-1)). Of the forty two species, Acartia spinicauda) dominated the copepod community. Four species of chaetognaths were found in the area with predominance of Sagitta bedoti. Among the penaeid larvae Metapenaeus offinis was the most common species. Population of omnivores dominated the zooplankton community. On an average the percentage contributions of omnivores, herbivores and carnivores were respectively 69, 20 and 11. The zooplankton community appears to be partially influenced by the high fluxes of anthropogenic pollutants reaching the coastal waters from the interior creek system
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
dc.relation.ispartofseries IOC Workshop Rep.. 142
dc.rights Copyright [1998]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
dc.subject zooplankton
dc.subject biomass
dc.subject species diversity
dc.subject population structure
dc.subject monsoons
dc.subject anthropogenic factors
dc.subject coastal waters
dc.title Zooplankton characteristics of the coastal ecosystem off Bombay, India
dc.type Conference Article


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