Intra-annual variations in phytoplankton biomass and its composition in the tropical estuary: Influence of river discharge

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dc.contributor.author Bharathi, M.D.
dc.contributor.author Sarma, V.V.S.S.
dc.contributor.author Ramaneswari, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-06
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-23T09:24:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-28
dc.date.available 2018-10-23T09:24:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol.129(1); 2018; 14-25
dc.identifier.issn 0025-326X
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/J.MARPOLBUL.2018.02.007
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/7708
dc.description.abstract To examine the influence of river discharge on phytoplankton composition, time-series observations were conducted at upper, middle and lower Godavari estuary during 2009. The salinity variations in the estuary were depended on freshwater discharge and tidal exchange. River discharge brought a significant amount of nutrients, however it did not induce phytoplankton bloom due to severe light limitation driven by high turbidity. Enhanced phytoplankton biomass and abundance were associated with water column stratification during moderate discharge period, suggesting that water column stability is more important than nutrients to promote phytoplankton blooms. The contribution of diatoms to the total phytoplankton abundance increased with decrease in salinity and vice versa for blue-green algae. The relationship of phytoplankton abundance with salinity and nutrients suggests that low salinity and high N:P ratio favored growth of blue-green algae, whereas high salinity and low N:P/N:Si favored diatoms. This study suggested that discharge brought modification in phytoplankton composition.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Mar Pollut Bull
dc.relation.isreferencedby SCI
dc.title Intra-annual variations in phytoplankton biomass and its composition in the tropical estuary: Influence of river discharge
dc.type Journal Article
dc.affiliation.author CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India


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