Preliminary studies on nannoplankton productivity

Sumitra-Vijayaraghavan, K.J. Joseph, V.K. Balachandran


The contribution of the nannoplankton to the total productivity was studied for nine months in coastal waters of Cochin, Kerala, India. On an average, nannoplankton accounted for 66.40% of the observed productivity. The mean assimilation ratios between the total algal and nannoplankton fraction were very low (1.29 and 0.94 respectively)


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